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Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients

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ISBN 9781420066777
Published July 9, 2007 by CRC Press
770 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Filling a large gap in the literature, this book focuses on the management of patients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular disease. Designed to serve as a resource for the busy, practicing clinician, the approach is evidence-based but practical. Conceptual development and the exploration of biochemical and physiological mechanisms are balanced by focused attention on the everyday issues of caring for patients with specific metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.

Reinforced by case studies, the book discusses standards of care and challenging management issues. The authors discuss pharmacotherapeutic choices in light of findings from clinical trials, elements of care unique to women and people of different racial and ethnic groups, lifestyle modifications, and the risks and benefits of specific therapies. The book reviews comprehensive care in both primary and secondary prevention settings.

Moreover, Comprehensive Management of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients encourages primary care providers to get more involved in treating such disorders as atherosclerotic disease, congestive heart failure, severe hypertension, complex dyslipidemias, and chronic renal disease, among others.

Table of Contents

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and the Framingham Study Equation

Arterial Hypertension

Obesity and Lifestyle Modification

Effects of Nutrient Supplements and Nutraceuticals on Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes

Management of Elevated Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

Triglycerides and Risk for Atherosclerotic Disease

Safety of Dyslipidemic Agents

The Metabolic Syndrome: Identification and Management of the Patient at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Inflammatory Mediators and C-Reactive Protein

Chronic Kidney Disease

Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Agents

Congestive Heart Failure: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Current Therapies

Stroke Prevention

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease

Women and Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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Gotto, Antonio M.; Toth, Peter P.