Essential hypertension is a condition affecting an extremely large segment of the population. The management of this disease has varied considerably over the past few decades. Dr. Timothy Caris, a distinguished hypertension specialist, has provided a great service to both physicians & patients with this up-to-date summary of the treatment of this disease. The book is written with physicians as the target audience. However, the afflicted patient will also find this treatise of interest. Dr. Caris has presented a clear & concise review of pathogenesis & the rationale for treatment using reviews of major clinical trials. He has also examined the case for no treatment & non-pharmacologic agents now available, including the advantages & disadvantages in various types of patients. This book is unique in providing this useful review & should be a great value in choosing the best form of therapy for specific patients.Caris, Timothy N. is the author of 'Essential Hypertension', published 1990 under ISBN 9780945892014 and ISBN 0945892012.