Provides an overview of the neuropsychological consequences of cardiovascular disease, tracking its natural history, epidemiology, and treatments. Chapters roughly follow in sequence with the natural progression of cardiovascular disease, from the early manifestations of the disease through the neuropsychological consequences of its later manifestations and the relation of cerebrovascular disease to neuropsychological performance. Authors represent professional disciplines including neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, epidemiology, public health, neurology, internal medicine, gerontology, and biostatistics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Contents: Preface. Part I:Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cardiovascular Disease, and Neuropsychological Performance.L.I. Katzel, S.R. Waldstein, Classification of Cardiovascular Disease. S.R. Waldstein, L.I. Katzel, Hypertension and Cognitive Function. M.F. Muldoon, J.D. Flory, C.M. Ryan, Serum Cholesterol, the Brain, and Cognitive Functioning. C.M. Ryan, Diabetes-Associated Cognitive Dysfunction. M.F. Elias, P.K. Elias, M.A. Robbins, P.A. Wolf, R.B. D'Agostino, Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Functioning: An Epidemiological Perspective. S.A. Everson, E-L. Helkala, G.A. Kaplan, J.T. Salonen, Atherosclerosis and Cognitive Functioning. N.A. Phillips, Thinking on Your Feet: A Neuropsychological Review of Peripheral Vascular Disease. G. Vingerhoets, Cognitive Consequences of Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Arrest. Part II:Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Neuropsychological Performance.D.L. Jonas, J.A. Blumenthal, D.J. Madden, M. Serra, Cognitive Consequences of Antihypertensive Medications. S. Newman, J. Stygall, R. Kong, Neuropsychological Consequences of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. R.A. Bornstein, Neuropsychological Function Before and After Heart Transplantation. A.D. Baird, E.M. Pieroth, Tracking the Cognitive Effects of Carotid Endarterectomy. Part III:Cerebrovascular Disease and Neuropsychological Performance.J. Merino, V. Hachinski, Classification of Cerebrovascular Disease. J.H. Kramer, L.A. Kemenoff, H.C. Chui, The Neuropsychology of Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Dementia. G.G. Brown, L.T.E. Zorilla, Neuropsychological Aspects of Stroke.