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Preventive Cardiology

Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

  • JoAnne Micale Foody

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. New Paradigms in the Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. JoAnne Micale Foody, Steven E. Nissen
      Pages 3-17
    3. Eric H. Lieberman, Margarita R. Garces, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
      Pages 19-28
  3. Risk Factors and Their Management in Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. JoAnne Micale Foody
      Pages 67-98
    3. Donald G. Vidt
      Pages 99-116
    4. Gordon G. Blackburn
      Pages 143-158
    5. Kristine Napier
      Pages 159-176
    6. Robyn Bergman Buchsbaum, Jeffrey Craig Buchsbaum
      Pages 177-191
    7. JoAnne Micale Foody, Cynthia Pordon
      Pages 193-219
    8. Simone Nader, Killian Robinson
      Pages 221-231
  4. Strategies for Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Michael A. Militello, Teresa H. Seo
      Pages 235-256
    3. Christopher R. Cole, Michael S. Lauer
      Pages 283-301
    4. Melanie Oates, William F. McGhan, Ron Corey
      Pages 339-356
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

cardiology cardiovascular coronary artery disease coronary heart disease heart disease hypertension physiology platelet vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • JoAnne Micale Foody
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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