Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

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Oxford University Press, USA

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Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195341188
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Contributor list
Part One: Introduction and Overview

Ronald A. Cohen
Neuropsychology of Heart Disease: Levels of Analysis
Ronald A. Cohen
Epidemiological Factors in the Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease
John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez, Suhrida Yadavalli, Ashley Szabo
Vascular dementia: a clinical conundrum
Elizabeth M. Lane, Susan E. Malone, Robert H. Paul
Overview of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathology
W. Kin Fung, Athena Poppas
Cardiac rehabilitation for elderly cardiac patients
Daniel Forman, Jose Suaya
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

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

Part Three: Systemic and cerebrovascular mechanisms underlying VCI

Cardioembolic Stroke
E. Jesus Duffis, Marc Fisher
Cardiac Output and Ejection Fraction: Impact on Brain Structure and Function
Farzin Irani
Systemic Vascular Function and Cognitive Function
Ivy N. Miller, William G. Haynes, David J. Moser
Cerebrovascular hemodynamics and cerebral autoregulation in the aging brain
Jorge M. Serrador, William P. Milberg
Measurement of Arterial Function and Reactivity
Brian E. Hunt
Autonomic Nervous System Function in Persons with Neurological Conditions
Louise Allan
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
Functional Neuroimaging In Cardiovascular Disease
Lawrence H. Sweet, Andreana P. Haley, Ronald A. Cohen
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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