1st Edition

Public Health Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Management

    270 Pages 35 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    270 Pages 35 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    270 Pages 35 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death and disability globally, being the most important public health problem that needs to be tackled as more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. Over three-quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. This book on cardiovascular diseases provides an overview of the global and regional challenges associated with CVDs. Coupled with case studies and theoretical concepts, it helps the reader to contextualize CVDs in the broader public health system and the administrative aspects of practicing CVD control approaches for improved population health in their local setting.

    Key Features:
    1. Covers existing and emerging issues in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention.
    2. Has a multidisciplinary approach in content and audience.
    3. Connects with health systems and relevant sustainable development goals.
    4. Provides case studies for enabling readers to understand and apply evidence-based solutions to key public health issues.
    5. Has inputs from globally renowned public health experts.

    Chapter 1 Cardiovascular Diseases Worldwide
    D. Prabhakaran

    Chapter 2 Cardiovascular disease
    Thomas Gaziano

    Chapter 3 Concept of Risk and Risk factors
    Rima N. Pai and Shivani A. Patel

    Chapter 4 Concepts in Prevention
    Radhika Prakash Asrani and Shivani A. Patel
    Chapter 5 Risk Factors
    5.1 – Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
    D. Prabhakaran

    5.2 – Tobacco
    Manu Mathur and Piyu Sharma

    5.3 Diet
    Lindsay M. Jaacks, Arun K Chopra & D. Prabhakaran

    5.4 Physical Activity
    Shifalika Goenka. Prarthna Mukerjee & Greg Heath

    5.5 Cardiovascular Disease, Overweight and Obesity: Shared Strategies for Prevention and Management
    Panniyammakal Jeemon, Johanna Ralston & Piyu Sharma

    5.6 Alcohol
    Monika Arora, Neha Jain & Sven Andreasson
    5.7 Public Health approaches to prevention and management of hypertension in LMICs
    Arun Pulikkottil Jose & Neil R Poulter

    5.8 Diabetes
    Dorothy Lall, Ram Jagannathan & K M Venkat Narayan

    5.9 Public Health and Clinical Approaches to Dyslipidemia Management
    Samuel S. Gidding & Arun K Chopra

    Chapter 6 Emerging and life course factors in CVD
    Poornima Prabhakaran, Krithiga Sridhar & Vinita Subramanya
    Chapter 7 Social determinants of cardiovascular diseases
    Panniyammakal Jeemon & K Srinath Reddy

    Chapter 8 How do we frame public health policies?
    Anand Krishnan, Tilahun Haregu and Brian Oldenburg

    Chapter 9 Public Health Policies for Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) 
    Sailesh Mohan
    Chapter 10  Situational Analysis of Health Policies for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Control
    Sugitha Sureshkumar & Sailesh Mohan

    Chapter 11 Role of Surveillance Systems and Health Observatories for intelligent public health approach to cardiovascular diseases
    Anand Krishnan & Lorraine Oldridge

    Chapter 12 Health Systems Interventions for Preventing CVD in Low and Middle-income Countries
    Shreya Rao, Ricardo A. Peña Silva & Ambarish Pandey

    Chapter 13 Advocacy and Health Promotion
    Radhika Shrivastav, Aastha Chugh, Prachi Kathuria and Manjusha Chatterjee

    Chapter 14 Digital Health and Cardiovascular disease: Current Status and Future Directions
    Arun Pulikkottil Jose, Devraj Jindal & D. Prabhakaran

    Chapter 15 Public Health Approaches to Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention and Management
    R. Krishna Kumar

    Chapter 16 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods, Innovations and Applications
    Kaitlin Howard, Shuchi Anand and Rachel Nugent

    Chapter 17 Universal health coverage for better cardiovascular disease outcomes in LMICs: Focus on quality, not just coverage
    Giridhara R. Babu, Yamuna A, Min Kyung Kim, Margaret E. Kruk, Hannah H. Leslie

    Chapter 18 Monitoring and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention programs
    Rajmohan Panda and Abdul Ghaffar


    Dr Dorairaj Prabhakaran is currently Vice President ( Research and Policy) and Director, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, PHFI.

    Dr Shuchi Anand M.D. M.S. is Director of the Center for Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at Stanford University.

    Prof.K. Srinath Reddy is the President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).