Clinical Management of Hypertension is a compact but comprehensive manual1 of the practical aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. It reflects the expertise and experience of Marvin Moser, MD, a researcher, clinician, and teacher, who has been an influential leader in the rapid development of the clinical discipline of hypertension.
The manual is well indexed and contains many useful figures and tables that concisely provide the background information on which the recommendations are based.
Generic and trade names of the antihypertensive drugs, along with recommended doses and important side effects, are listed in tabular form by the class of agents. The newest class of agents, the angiotensin II receptor antagonists, are included, as well as an objective discussion of the safety of calcium channel blockers. Especially useful to the busy practitioner is a table listing the specific indications and contraindications for particular antihypertensive drugs. Another table is