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TitleAtlas of Atherosclerosis [electronic resource] : Risk Factors and Treatment / edited by Peter W. F. Wilson
ImprintLondon : Current Medicine Group : Imprint: Current Medicine Group, 2003
Edition Third Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6484-3
Descript XI, 284 p. online resource

SUMMARY

We are in the early years of a new millenยญ Tremendous interest is now focused on nium and atherosclerotic disease is now the characteristics of atherosclerotic thought to underlie more adult deaths plaques, as we recognize that many clinical than any other disease on the planet. The coronary events are attributable to unstable lifetime burden of risk is high, and lesions that do not cause severe stenoses but Framingham data suggest that approxiยญ are prone to rupture and precipitate angina mately 50% of men and 30% of women pectoris or a myocardial infarction. A variยญ will experience coronary heart disease ety of factors are under study to help deterยญ during their lifetime. This process begins mine what affects the balance between at a young age, and autopsies of casualties plaque stability and instability. Some of this from the Korean and Vietnam wars as well research is fueled by the fact that therapy for as accident victims in more recent times dyslipidemia often has effects that are not have shown that fatty streak lesions are related to the lipoprotein cholesterol alterยญ very common in young adults. Recent ations, but stem from the pleiotropic effects research has extended these pathologic of such medications on hematologic and studies to investigate the dynamics and inflammatory mechanisms. milieu that foster the creation of these The current volume focuses on the early lesions


CONTENT

Histopathology of arteriosclerosis -- The endothelium in atherothrombosis -- The macrophage and the atherosclerotic process -- Structure of the plasma lipoproteins -- Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins -- Low-density lipoproteins in atherogenesis -- High-density lipoprotein metabolism -- Dietary effects on cardiovascular risk factors -- Lipid-lowering drugs -- The newer coronary risk factors -- Diabetes mellitus and vascular disease risk -- Gender differences in coronary risk factors and risk interventions -- Cost-effectiveness of risk factors


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