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Update on Essential Hypertension

Edited by Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez

University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Essential hypertension is a quantitative characteristic that is important for correlating with the rate of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing countries. The etiology of essential hypertension is complex. This work, authored by renowned researchers in the field, gives updated concepts about essential hypertension. Novel advanced topics are presented in a sole document as hypertension in children; the contribution in the psychiatric comorbidities associated with it; mechanisms of omega-3 in protection against hypertension-related organ damage; oxidative stress at different levels; genetics-associated studies; the role of pollution in essential hypertension; personalized healthcare in a hypertensive patient; and hypertension-related disparities between ethnic groups. It can conclude so that essential hypertension is one of the hottest topics in contemporary medicine.

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Update on Essential HypertensionEdited by Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez

Published: September 14th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61565

ISBN: 978-953-51-2615-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2614-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7311-3

Copyright year: 2016

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14786 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory chapter: Essential Hypertension in the Twenty‐ First Century… What is Next?

By Lizbeth Salazar‐Sánchez and Krystell Oviedo‐Flores


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2. Essential Hypertension in Children: New Mechanistic Insights

By Anne-Maj Sofia Samuelsson


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3. Oxidative Stress and Essential Hypertension

By Ramón Rodrigo, Roberto Brito and Jaime González


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4. Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Blood Pressure Control and Essential Hypertension

By GianLuca Colussi, Cristiana Catena, Marileda Novello and Leonardo A. Sechi


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5. Psychiatric Comorbidity in Essential Hypertension

By Aborlo Kennedy Nkporbu and Princewill Chukwuemeka Stanley


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6. Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution Exposure and Hypertension

By Wen-Wen Bao and Guang-Hui Dong


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7. ACE I/D (Rs1799752), MTHFR C677T (Rs1801133), and CCR5 D32 (Rs333) Genes and their Association with Hypertension and Diabetic Nephropathy in Urban Areas of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Mexico

By Lizbeth Salazar-Sanchez, Juan Jose Madrigal-Sanchez, Pedro Gonzalez-Martinez, Edel Paredes, Ligia Vera-Gamboa, Norma Pavia Ruz and Nina Valadez-Gonzalez


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8. Relevance of Personalized Health Care in Patients with Arterial Hypertension: Where are we now?

By Carmen Binder, Hans Hendrik Schäfer, Edelgard Kaiser, Martin Hund and Thomas Dieterle


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9. Myocardial Connexin-43 is Implicated in the Prevention of Malignant Arrhythmia in Rats Suffering from Essential Hypertension

By Tamara Egan Benova, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Csilla Viczenczova, Miroslav Barancik and Narcis Tribulova


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10. Hypertension and Hypertension-Related Disparities in Underrepresented Minorities

By Carlos J. Rodriguez


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