Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

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Overview

Roughly one of every three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including more than 70% of persons older than 75 years of age. Long associated with increased risk for mortality and disability, CVD is also a major risk factor for stroke and cerebrovascular disease. There has been growing consensus that CVD is also an important contributor to poor neurocognitive outcome in own right. Numerous studies now link CVD to accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities, including neurodegnerative conditions in the elderly. While vascular dementia is the most obvious example of severe brain dysfunction directly tied to chronic vascular disease, evidence is also mounting that Alzheimer's disease may be linked to some of the same pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular disease.

This book was written to provide up-to-date insight into these heart-brain connections and the neuropsychology of CVD. Highlights include:

· Controversies in vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI)

· Effects of aging on cerebral hemodynamics and autoregulation

· How blood vessel function contributes to cognitive decline

· Updates on the cognitive impact of cardiosurgical procedures

· Neurocognitive aspects of heart failure

· Neuropsychological evaluation of persons with CVD

· Mechanisms by which neurological changes produce cardiac dysfunction

· Recent findings in the structural and functional neuroimaging in CVD

Both clinicians and researchers in neuropsychology, health psychology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and many others will find this book an important resource.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: Cardiovascular disease affects millions of people in a variety of ways, and not always limited to the heart. This book takes a broader look at the sequelae of cardiovascular disease with a particular focus on brain changes and neuropsychological effects.
Purpose: The two main purposes are to provide a foundation for understanding cardiovascular disease and to present a review of the literature regarding neuropsychological functioning and heart disease in individuals with chronic cardiovascular disease.
Audience: This book is intended for neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, as well as students of these disciplines. It is written at an accessible level for clinicians and students.
Features: An introduction to cardiovascular disease is followed by conditions that frequently are comorbid, such as diabetes type 2. Next is an excellent review of the clinical, historical, and neuropsychological features of vascular dementia. There is good coverage of basic cardiac function, as well as cardiac rehabilitation. Although an important topic, the chapter on cardiovascular disease and depression seems out of place. Much of the information it presents on assessment is generic to any good neuropsychological evaluation, but there is a list of clinical considerations in vascular dementia that is helpful for structuring an interview and records review. The next few chapters provide information on various manifestations of heart disease and the associated neurological and neuropsychological outcomes. These are solid and concise reviews that on their own make the book worthwhile, covering more advanced topics such as systemic vascular function and cerebral hemodynamics. This is further extended with a discussion of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The book wraps up with a brief review of neuroimaging and provides a few MRI examples, but this could have been much more robust given the topic and heterogeneity in presentation. The references are current and abundant with a strong scientific foundation.
Assessment: Readers would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive review of cardiovascular disease and the neuropsychological sequelae. This book exceeds the goal of providing a useful reference for neuropsychologists or behavioral neurologists working with patients with vascular disorders. It should accompany any general neuropsychology book for its expert coverage of this critical area.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Christopher J. Graver, PhD(Madigan Army Medical Center)
Description:Cardiovascular disease affects millions of people in a variety of ways, and not always limited to the heart. This book takes a broader look at the sequelae of cardiovascular disease with a particular focus on brain changes and neuropsychological effects.
Purpose:The two main purposes are to provide a foundation for understanding cardiovascular disease and to present a review of the literature regarding neuropsychological functioning and heart disease in individuals with chronic cardiovascular disease.
Audience:This book is intended for neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, as well as students of these disciplines. It is written at an accessible level for clinicians and students.
Features:An introduction to cardiovascular disease is followed by conditions that frequently are comorbid, such as diabetes type 2. Next is an excellent review of the clinical, historical, and neuropsychological features of vascular dementia. There is good coverage of basic cardiac function, as well as cardiac rehabilitation. Although an important topic, the chapter on cardiovascular disease and depression seems out of place. Much of the information it presents on assessment is generic to any good neuropsychological evaluation, but there is a list of clinical considerations in vascular dementia that is helpful for structuring an interview and records review. The next few chapters provide information on various manifestations of heart disease and the associated neurological and neuropsychological outcomes. These are solid and concise reviews that on their own make the book worthwhile, covering more advanced topics such as systemic vascular function and cerebral hemodynamics. This is further extended with a discussion of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The book wraps up with a brief review of neuroimaging and provides a few MRI examples, but this could have been much more robust given the topic and heterogeneity in presentation. The references are current and abundant with a strong scientific foundation.
Assessment:Readers would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive review of cardiovascular disease and the neuropsychological sequelae. This book exceeds the goal of providing a useful reference for neuropsychologists or behavioral neurologists working with patients with vascular disorders. It should accompany any general neuropsychology book for its expert coverage of this critical area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195341188
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald A. Cohen is a Professor of Neuropsychology at Brown University School of Medicine

John Gunstad, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. from Ohio University and completed both internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown Medical School. He currently teaches and conducts research at Kent State University and Summa Health System. Dr. Gunstad has a history of publication and NIH funding to examine neurocognitive outcomes in persons with cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Contributor list
Part One: Introduction and Overview

1
Introduction
Ronald A. Cohen
2
Neuropsychology of Heart Disease: Levels of Analysis
Ronald A. Cohen
3
Epidemiological Factors in the Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease
John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez, Suhrida Yadavalli, Ashley Szabo
4
Vascular dementia: a clinical conundrum
Elizabeth M. Lane, Susan E. Malone, Robert H. Paul
5
Overview of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathology
W. Kin Fung, Athena Poppas
6
Cardiac rehabilitation for elderly cardiac patients
Daniel Forman, Jose Suaya
7
Depression and Heart Disease: Current Treatment Recommendations and Future Directions in Mechanism Research
Joel W. Hughes, Elizabeth C. Casey

Part Two: Neuropsychological Effects of CVD

8
Clinical considerations in the neuropsychological assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease
Ronald Cohen, John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez
9
Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function
John Gunstad, Kelly Stanek, Ashley Szabo, Lynn Kakos
10
Neuropsychological Sequelae of Metabolic Syndrome
Valerie H. Taylor, G.M. MacQueen
11
Neurological Sequelae and Cognitive Outcomes Following Cardiosurgical Intervention
Jeffrey Browndyke, P Smith
12
Heart Failure and Cognitive Function
Karin F. Hoth

Part Three: Systemic and cerebrovascular mechanisms underlying VCI

13
Cardioembolic Stroke
E. Jesus Duffis, Marc Fisher
14
Cardiac Output and Ejection Fraction: Impact on Brain Structure and Function
Farzin Irani
15
Systemic Vascular Function and Cognitive Function
Ivy N. Miller, William G. Haynes, David J. Moser
16
Cerebrovascular hemodynamics and cerebral autoregulation in the aging brain
Jorge M. Serrador, William P. Milberg
17
Measurement of Arterial Function and Reactivity
Brian E. Hunt
18
Autonomic Nervous System Function in Persons with Neurological Conditions
Louise Allan
19
Structural and Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Vascular Risk Factors
Istvan Csapo, Troy Russell, Jared Price, Daniel McCaffrey, Jeffrey Dewey, Ekta Sem, David F. Tate
20
Functional Neuroimaging In Cardiovascular Disease
Lawrence H. Sweet, Andreana P. Haley, Ronald A. Cohen
21
The Dysexecutive Syndrome Associated with Subcortical White Matter Disease & Related White Matter Pathology
Melissa Lamar, Cate C. Price, Tania Giovannetti, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon

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