Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women

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W. B. Saunders, 2002 - Medical - 545 pages
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This practical resource takes a close look at an emerging issue in woman's health*the gender difference in cardiovascular disease. Health care providers involved in the care of female patients can rely on this extraordinary reference for the latest coverage of cardiovascular health and disease. The new 2nd Edition features an expanded scope that offers more information on patient care approaches, risk factors, hormones and CAD, and more. New chapters cover hot topics such as estrogen, diet and nutrition, first- and second-degree prevention strategies, managing CAD, and acute coronary syndromes.

  • A much broader scope presents more information on patient care, risk factors, hormones and CAD, and clinical manifestations of CAD.
  • New authors bring an up-to-date perspective to material that focuses on their areas of expertise.
  • New chapters provide the latest information on hot topics, including: Nutrition, Antioxidants and Inflammation, Primary Prevention in Women, Lessons from Human Trials, Management of Chronic Stable Angina, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Angiography and Angioplasty, Coronary Artery Surgery, Implementation Strategies for Secondary Prevention, Syndrome X and Coronary Vascular Resistance, and Normal Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Updates and new information have been incorporated throughout, and substantial revisions have been made to chapters on: Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity, Smoking, Clotting and Thrombosis, Physical Activity, Lessons from Animal Models, Prescribing HRT, Diagnostic Testing
    Valvular Heart Disease, CHF and Myocardial Dysfunction, Stroke and PVD, Preexisting Heart Disease, and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies
  • Expanded discussions of estrogen address both the underlying science and clinical applications for practice
  • Strategies for first- and second-degree prevention of disease offer a proactive approach to treatment and patient care

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Contents

of Estrogens Actions
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Epidemiology and Prevention of Beth J Segal and Veronica Ravnikar
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Lipids 29
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