Prevention of High-Risk Cardiovascular Disease

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Offering an evidence-based and practical approach to the topic, this source covers day-to-day treatment issues for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders assists in pharmacotherapeutic selection by reviewing findings from recent clinical trials discusses elements of care unique to women, and different racial and ethnic groups spans comprehensive care in both the primary and secondary prevention settings offers algorithms that illustrate standards of care alongside case studies to reinforce ...

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Overview

Offering an evidence-based and practical approach to the topic, this source covers day-to-day treatment issues for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders assists in pharmacotherapeutic selection by reviewing findings from recent clinical trials discusses elements of care unique to women, and different racial and ethnic groups spans comprehensive care in both the primary and secondary prevention settings offers algorithms that illustrate standards of care alongside case studies to reinforce crucial management issues provides an up-to-date account of challenges in the treatment of disorders including heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and complex dyslipidemias considers lifestyle modifications and the limitations and benefits of specific therapies Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and stroke, is the leading cause of illness and death in the United States. Filling a gap in the literature, this reference contains expert contributions on the care and management of patients at high-risk for cardiovascular disease and studies early indicators and risk factors that may impact therapeutic treatment, as well as aid in the early detection of heart conditions.

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Reviewer: George T Deriso, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The editors have brought together recognized experts to create this well organized and up-to-date reference on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.
Purpose: It is intended to fulfill the need for a book for clinicians on the up-to-date management of patients with cardiovascular disease or who are at risk for developing it. The intention of the authors is to provide a resource for busy practicing clinicians rather than an encyclopedic text. These worthy objectives are met by the authors.
Audience: The audience is primarily the practicing physician taking care of patients who are at risk for, or have, cardiovascular disease, but the book is useful for those in training and nonphysician practitioners who frequently take care of this large group of patients.
Features: The 21 chapters are full of well integrated and easy to follow figures, graphs, and tables. Algorithms and treatment guidelines to illustrate standard of care practices are followed by case studies to reinforce the material. The book is evidence-based, citing many clinical trials, and is practical, balancing biochemical and physiologic principles and mechanisms with focused attention on everyday issues of caring for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. The well known cardiovascular disease processes and risk factors, such as congestive heart failure, peripheral and coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemias, and tobacco use are well covered and areas of primary and secondary prevention are stressed throughout. In addition, areas of recent interest and investigation, such as cardiovascular disease in women and members of different racial and ethnic groups, are explored in detail.
Assessment: The editors have succeeded in providing an up-to-date, complete, and easy to read reference for clinicians caring for patients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular disease. This book will aid clinicians across a variety of specialties in the application of current guidelines and principles in order to provide the most comprehensive, current, and evidence-based care on a more regular basis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849340666
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology , #57
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 770
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and the Framingham Study Equation

Arterial Hypertension

Obesity and Lifestyle Modification

Effects of Nutrient Supplements and Nutraceuticals on Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes

Management of Elevated Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

Triglycerides and Risk for Atherosclerotic Disease

Safety of Dyslipidemic Agents

The Metabolic Syndrome: Identification and Management of the Patient at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Inflammatory Mediators and C-Reactive Protein

Chronic Kidney Disease

Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Agents

Congestive Heart Failure: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Current Therapies

Stroke Prevention

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease

Women and Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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