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AuthorLohe, Elisabeth von der. author
TitleCoronary Heart Disease in Women [electronic resource] : Prevention - Diagnosis - Therapy / by Elisabeth von der Lohe
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XVI, 210 p. 47 illus. online resource


Take advantage of new insights into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease in women - to the benefit of your patients. Designed to optimize your daily practice, this book gives lucid, up-to-date answers to numerous questions: - What are the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy? - What are the major risk factors for coronary heart disease in women? - What are the most appropriate diagnostic tests in women? - Which is the better treatment option for the woman with myocardial infarction - lysis or primary angioplasty?


1 Epidemiology -- Definition -- The โ{128}{156}MONItoring Cardiovascular Diseaseโ{128}{157} Project of the WHO (WHO MONICA Project) -- 2 Cardiovascular Risk Factors and the Development of Coronary Heart Disease in Women Smoking -- Smoking -- Dyslipidemia -- Lipoprotein (a) -- Diabetes Mellitus -- Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- Family History of Coronary Heart Disease or Genetic Disposition -- Hypertension -- Sedentary Lifestyle -- Obesity -- Homocysteine -- High sensitivity C-reactive Protein -- Risk Factors Unique to Women -- 3 Pathophysiology of Coronary Heart Disease and the Effects of Estrogen -- Basics -- Effects of Estrogen -- 4 Stable Angina -- Definition and Pathophysiology of Angina Pectoris -- Diagnosis Based on Symptoms -- Diagnostic Evaluation -- Medical Management -- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Angina -- 5 Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Progression from Stable Coronary Heart Disease to Myocardial Infarction -- Epidemiology of Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Pathophysiology -- Clinical Presentation of Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Criteria for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Therapy -- Complications -- Prognosis -- Influence of Gender on the Referral for Coronary Angiography in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction -- 6 Acute Coronary Syndromes -- Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction/Unstable Angina -- Definition -- Presentation -- Diagnosis -- Therapy -- 7 Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery -- Operative Mortality -- Complications Associated with CABG -- Long-Term Outcomes -- Indication for CABG Surgery -- Comparison of CABG with Multivessel Angioplasty -- 8 Primary and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease -- Class I Interventions -- Class II Interventions -- Class III Interventions -- 9 Hormone Replacement Therapy -- Hormone Replacement Therapy and Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease -- Observational Studies for Primary and Secondary Prevention -- Randomized Primary Prevention Trials -- Randomized Secondary Prevention Trials -- Clinical Implications of Hormone Replacement Therapy -- Biological Mechanisms of Hormone Replacement Therapy -- 10 Future Directions

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