Coronary Disease in Women: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

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This book provides a clinical management approach to the care of women with known or suspected coronary artery disease using an evidence-based approach. The authors provide special management issues with women in developing clinical pathways including those of primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart diseases. The leading authorities cover the screening and diagnosis of coronary disease in women with chapters on epidemiology, varying symptom presentation, and choosing the best diagnostic tests based on gender. Also covered are disease management issues including the variations of therapeutic effectiveness in women, the evaluation of stable chest pain syndromes in women, and the evaluation of acute ischemic syndromes. The books concludes with chapters on the economics and policy issues in health care including the issues of gender bias, working with managed care, and the role of women's health centers in providing care, thus making this an essential text for all physicians treating coronary disease in women.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carl J. Lavie, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This excellent book on all aspects of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women is edited by well-known and respected authors in this field and well-known authors have written all of the chapters. The book focuses on important epidemiologic, clinical, and potential therapeutic differences between men and women with known or suspected CAD.
Purpose: There are other books that have addressed some of the differences between genders regarding CAD, especially focusing on the issue of gender bias, but this book is more evidence-based and really emphasizes issues pertinent in the routine clinical management of women with known or suspected CAD.
Audience: This would be an appropriate resource for primary care as well as cardiovascular clinicians associated with the care of women, and also would be very useful for clinical investigators who study women with CAD or high-risk of CAD.
Features: This is a very comprehensive and well-written book that focuses in a very detailed manner on potentially important epidemiologic, clinical, and potential therapeutic differences between men and women with known or suspected CAD. In addition, the book is very evidence-based, much more so than many other books on this topic.
Assessment: This book is unique in its evidence-based approach and focus on issues pertinent in the routine clinical management of women with known or suspected CAD. The chapters are well written, usually by well-known experts in their respective fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896039582
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 431
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Institute of Medicine Report, Women's Cardiovascular Health, and Evidence-Based Medicine 3
2 Evidence-Based Medicine in the Assessment of Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease 9
3 Population-Based Sex Differences in Disease Incidence and Prevalence 19
4 Risk Detection and Primary Prevention in Women 29
5 Early Detection of Coronary Artery Disease in Women: Role of Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning With EBT 47
6 Heart Failure in Women: Epidemiology, Gender Differences in Pathophysiology, and Implications for Therapy 65
7 Diastolic Dysfunction in Women 93
8 Functional Capacity and Activities of Daily Living in Women 103
9 Special Considerations for Minority Women 119
10 Clinical Risk Assessment in Women: Chest Discomfort. Report from the WISE Study 129
11 Quality-of-Life Issues for Women With Coronary Disease 143
12 Should All Women With Suspected Coronary Disease Undergo Stress Cardiac Imaging? 161
13 State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Testing in Women: A Research Update 173
14 Treatment Strategies for Women With Stable Angina 197
15 Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Women With Coronary Disease in Primary Care Settings 215
16 Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain in Women 227
17 Acute Ischemic Syndromes: Differences in Presentation and Treatment in Women 243
18 Effectiveness of Coronary Revascularization: Gender and Racial Differences 269
19 Electrophysiology: Treatment Considerations in Women 285
20 Exercise Training and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Women 297
21 Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Is There Evidence for Cardiac Protection? 321
22 Gender Bias: Is It Real and How Does It Affect Diagnosis, Management, and Outcome? 351
23 The Role of Women's Health Centers in Improving Access and Process of Care 371
24 Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Primary Care, and Cardiovascular Disease 387
25 Health Technology Assessment in the Era of Managed Care: Issues in Women's Health Care 401
26 Issues in the Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease in Women 413
Index 423
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