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Stress and HypertensionExamining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure$
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Kevin T. Larkin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106442

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001

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Treatment and Prevention of Essential Hypertension

Treatment and Prevention of Essential Hypertension

(p.257) 8 Treatment and Prevention of Essential Hypertension
Stress and Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment and prevention of hypertension. It first discusses some antihypertensive medications that could be prescribed to treat high blood pressure. The classes of antihypertensive medications discussed are diuretics, adrenergic-inhibiting agents, and vasodilators. It then examines the effect of antihypertensive agents on cognitive functioning and cardiovascular reactivity to stress. Finally, the chapter explores a number of non-pharmacologic, psychological interventions that have been used with hypertensive patients.

Keywords:   pharmacologic treatment, non-pharmacologic treatment, hypertension, antihypertensive medications, treatment, prevention, diuretics, adrenergic-inhibiting agents, vasodilators

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