1st Edition

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

Edited By Andrew Tonkin Copyright 2003

    Exploring the entire range of recent advances, Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease covers all aspects of atherosclerotic disease, including chronic manifestations, bypass surgery, stroke prevention and methods to lower blood pressure. Prof. Tonkin brings together a team of internationally-recognized experts to discuss sound clinical practices, based on scientific research and publications. They examine conventional and novel risk factors, acute coronary syndromes, and chronic manifestations of disease. The book provides a broad perspective on the disease process as it affects the patients doctors see every day and outlines current therapeutic strategies. It includes coverage of topics such as blood pressure and blood pressure-lowering therapy, lipid-modifying therapy, risk management strategies, and medical management of angina pectoris.

    Pathophysiology of Atherosclerotic Heart Disease, J. Plutzky and P. Libby
    Blood Pressure and Blood Pressure-Lowering Therapy, B. Neal
    Lipds and Lipid-Modifying Therapy, A. Gaw, C.J. Packard, and J. Shepherd
    Novel Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Management, K.S. Woo and D. Magliano
    Diabetes and the Heart, D.J. Betteridge
    Management of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, J. Lopez-Sendon, E. Lopez de Sa, and J.J. Gomez de Diego
    Risk Assessment in Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes, H.D. White
    Management of Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, P. Fasseas, A.E. Denktas, and P.B. Berger
    Medical Management of Angina Pectoris, J.D. Horowitz
    New Devices in Interventional Cardiology and Atherosclerotic Disease, E. Regar, C.H. Lee, J.A. Schaar, P.A. Lemos, and P.W. Serruys
    Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, B. Buxton and S. Seevanayagam
    The Contemporary Management of Heart Failure, N. Sharpe and R. Doughty
    Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias, A.-Y. Chong and G.Y.H. Lip
    Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention, G.J. Hankey
    Future Challenges, A.M. Tonkin


    Andrew M Tonkin, MD, FRACP
    Adjunct Professor
    NHMRC Clinical Research Centre of Excellence in therapeutics
    department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine
    Monash University