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Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease
     

Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease

by Shari R. Waldstein, Merrill F. Elias
 
Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and many other countries, confers substantial risk for cerebrovascular events, such as stroke and vascular dementia. The neuropsychological sequelae of such conditions are well documented and can have a devastating impact on individuals' quality of life. However, prior to the

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Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and many other countries, confers substantial risk for cerebrovascular events, such as stroke and vascular dementia. The neuropsychological sequelae of such conditions are well documented and can have a devastating impact on individuals' quality of life. However, prior to the development of overt cerebrovascular complications, persons with cardiovascular disease or its risk factors may display mild to severe neuropsychological difficulties. Medical and surgical treatments for cardiovascular disease have also been found to affect neuropsychological function.

This landmark volume offers the first comprehensive overview of the neuropsychological consequences of cardiovascular disease, tracking its natural history, epidemiology, and treatments. It encourages researchers and clinicians to consider all relevant facets of vascular disease processes in their evaluation, study, and treatment of affected patients and indicates a need for primary and secondary prevention efforts. Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease will be welcomed as an invaluable resource by neuropsychologists, specialists in behavioral medicine, neurologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, gerontologists, and many other health professionals whose work brings them into contact with these challenging patients.

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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)
From the Publisher
"For those who want to understand what happens to the brain and the mind, in the presence of cardiovascular disease and increasing age, as measured by neuropsychological tests, the book is a goldmine of information" - Julia Segal, Neuropsychoanalysis

"The generation of data on the neurobehavioral effects of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors has greatly accelerated over the past 15 years. This timely update of Waldstein and Elias’ pioneering first edition provides a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of this expanding field. A particular strength of this edited book is that its authors have thoroughly integrated neuropsychological findings with sophisticated models of the biological substrates of cardiovascular disease."Gregory G. Brown, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA

"This comprehensive new edition brings together international contributors representing the world’s leading experts to capture every major development in the field since 2001. Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease, Second Edition is an essential desk reference for researchers and clinicians alike."Adam Davey, Professor of Public Health, Temple University, USA

"I commend this book for all those interested in the biomedical basis of the links between cardiovascular disease and the mind. It crosses an important professional divide and will inform and fascinate readers who approach the subject irrespective of whether their starting point lies with cardiology or psychology."Gary L. Jennings, Director, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135674113
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Shari R. Waldstein, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Gerontology, and Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Merrill F. Elias, PhD, MPH, FAHA, is Professor of Psychology and Cooperating Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine.

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