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

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An authoritative guide to clinical management of women with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Using an evidence-based approach, the authors apply the latest epidemiological findings and diagnostic tools to the evaluation of stable chest pain and acute ischemic syndromes in women, and detail the therapeutic effectiveness of various treatments in women, such as coronary revascularization, electrophysiology, exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation, and menopausal hormone therapy. Additional chapters examine the effects of gender bias in diagnosis and treatment, the role of gynecologists as primary care physicians for women, health technology assessment in an era of managed care, and the problems of analyzing cost-effectiveness in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease in women.

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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: 9781617372759
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 431
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction

The Institute of Medicine Report, Women's Cardiovascular Health, and Evidence-Based Medicine

Nanette K. Wenger

Evidence-Based Medicine in the Assessment of Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Leslee J. Shaw

Part II. Screening and Diagnosis of Coronary Disease in Women

A. Cardiovascular Epidemiology in Women

Population-Based Sex Differences in Disease Incidence and Prevalence

Brandi J. Witt and VĂ©ronique L. Roger

Risk Detection and Primary Prevention in Women

Lori Mosca and Leslee J. Shaw

Early Detection of Coronary Artery Disease in Women: Role of Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning With EBT

John A. Rumberger

Heart Failure in Women: Epidemiology, Gender Differences in Pathophysiology, and Implications for Therapy

Daniel P. Morin, Marvin A. Konstam, Michael E. Mendelsohn, and James E. Udelson

Diastolic Dysfunction in Women

Mary Norine Walsh and Mariell Jessup

Functional Capacity and Activities of Daily Living in Women

Claire E. Pothier Snader and Michael S. Lauer

Special Considerations for Minority Women

Jennifer H. Mieres and Elizabeth Ofili

B. Varying Symptom Presentation in Women

Clinical Risk Assessment in Women: Chest Discomfort: Report from the WISE Study

B. Delia Johnson, Sheryl F. Kelsey, and C. Noel Bairey Merz

Quality-of-Life Issues for Women With Coronary Disease

John Spertus and Darcy Green-Conaway

C. Choosing the Best Diagnostic Test for Women

Should All Women With Suspected Coronary Disease Undergo Stress Cardiac Imaging?

Anthony P. Morise

State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Testing in Women: A Research Update

Leslee J. Shaw, B. Delia Johnson, Sharon Mulvagh, Jennifer H. Mieres, Rita F. Redberg, and C. Noel Bairey Merz

Part III. Management of Coronary Disease in Women

A. Evaluation of Stable Chest Pain Syndromes in Women

Treatment Strategies for Women With Stable Angina, Paul R. Casperson, Leslee J. Shaw, and Robert A. O'Rourke

Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Women With Coronary Disease in Primary Care Settings

Kimberly J. Rask

B. Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Syndromes in Women

Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain in Women

Andra L. Blomkalns, W. Brian Gibler, and L. Kristin Newby

Acute Ischemic Syndromes: Differences in Presentation and Treatment in Women

Jane A. Leopold and Alice K. Jacobs

C. Variations in Therapeutic Effectiveness in Women

Effectiveness of Coronary Revascularization: Gender and Racial Differences

Christi Deaton, Cherie L. Kunik, and Eric Peterson

Electrophysiology: Treatment Considerations in Women

Michael S. Bailey and Anne B. Curtis

Exercise Training and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Women

Elisa Yuen Man Chiu, Maria Vivina T. Regis, and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Is There Evidence for Cardiac Protection?

Nanette K. Wenger

Part IV. Economics and Policy Issues in Health Care Related to Women

Gender Bias: Is It Real and How Does It Affect Diagnosis, Management, and Outcome?

Thomas H. Marwick and Jonathan Chan

The Role of Women's Health Centers in Improving Access and Process of Care

Susan Kendig and D. Douglas Miller

Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Primary Care, and Cardiovascular Disease

William W. Hurd, Sheela Barhan, and Robert E. Rogers

Health Technology Assessment in the Era of Managed Care: Issues in Women's Health Care

Laura Sampietro-Colom, Shawna Jackson, Erin Williams, and Frank J. Papatheofanis

Issues in the Analysis of Cost-Effectiveness in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease in Women

Adam Atherly and Steven D. Culler


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