This book provides the reader with a comprehensive account of the management of hypertension in elderly people. There are chapters on epidemiology, pathogenesis, benefits of treatment and side effects, and detailed coverage of the clinical pharmacology of drugs used in treatment. The problems of blood pressure measurement and ambulatory monitoring to ensure accurate diagnosis are addressed. The important subjects of non-drug treatment and quality of life are also considered. Throughout an evidence based approach to treatment is presented. This truly comprehensive volume will therefore prove to be invaluable to all physicians managing older patients with hypertension.