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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Somya Chandrasekaran, B.A./ M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book reviews the pathophysiology of lipid synthesis, describes major lipid-lowering clinical trials, and addresses the social and cultural issues often overlooked in lipid management in women. It is an update of the first edition published in 2004.
Purpose: It is intended to address the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia in women from a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on providing a management strategy to identify modifiable or preventable risk factors of dyslipidemia
Audience: Intended for the general medical community, the book will be of interest to medical students, nursing personnel, physicians in training, and clinicians interested in preventive cardiology.
Features: The book provides a review of the pathophysiology of hyperlipidemia, a synopsis of relevant clinical trials, and a discussion of lifestyle barriers to the adequate education and treatment of women. It is divided into easily readable chapters and covers more esoteric topics such as complementary and alternative approaches to treatment. The appendix includes Internet resources on cardiovascular disease prevention as well as clinical recommendations from the American Heart Association's evidence-based guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease in women.
Assessment: This book presents a thorough, basic, and reasonable approach to managing women with dyslipidemia. It meets the author's objective to provide an overview and discussion of the multitude of issues contributing to dyslipidemia in women.