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TitlePreventive Cardiology [electronic resource] : Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease / edited by JoAnne Micale Foody
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Descript X, 368 p. online resource


As fresh evidence mounts that preventive measures produce a considerable decrease in the incidence of primary and secondary cardiac events and mortality, there is growing understanding that health care providers must initiate preventive strategies in the management and care of their patients. In Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease, leading clinicians and researchers-many internationally recognized in their area of research-concisely review the significant risk factors, including dyslipidemias, hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, tobacco, and homocysteine, and outline the best preventive strategies available. They also offer an overview of the new paradigms in coronary artery disease pathology, including the nature of the unstable atherosclerotic plaque, new strategies for the modification of plaque constituents, the importance of the endothelium in the maintenance of cardiovascular health, and the emerging roles of oxidative stress, infection, and inflammation. Among the particular strategies discussed in detail are pharmacologic therapies, aspirin and antiplatelet agents, exercise testing for identifying at-risk patients, and the possibilities of electron beam tomography. Comprehensive and pathbreaking, Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease provides physicians with the understanding and tools necessary to bring the practice of prevention to their patients


I New Paradigms in the Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease -- 1 The Unstable Plaque: Implications and Opportunities for Prevention -- 2 Endothelial Function and Insights for Prevention -- 3 Role of Antioxidants in Coronary Artery Disease -- 4 Inflammation and Infection in Coronary Artery Disease -- II Risk Factors and Their Management in Coronary Artery Disease -- 5 Dyslipidemias and Coronary Artery Disease: Clinical Evidence and Clinical Implications -- 6 Management of Hypertension: Implications of JNC VI -- 7 Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperinsulinemia, and Coronary Artery Disease -- 8 Exercise in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease -- 9 Obesity and Coronary Artery Disease: Implications and Interventions -- 10 Tobacco as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor -- 11 Women and Coronary Artery Disease -- 12 A Recognized Risk Factor: Homocysteine and Coronary Artery Disease -- III Strategies for Prevention -- 13 Pharmacologic Agents in Preventive Cardiology -- 14 Aspirin and Antiplatelet Agents in the Prevention of Complications of Coronary Artery Disease -- 15 Exercise Testing and Risk Assessment -- 16 Electron Beam Tomography in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease -- 17 A Multidisciplinary Model for Aggressive Risk Factor Control in Cardiovascular Disease -- 18 Pharmacoeconomics of Cardiovascular Medicine

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