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
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
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease
Women and Coronary Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities