Cardiovascular Risk Management

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W. Stephen Waring
Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 14, 2006 - Medical - 157 pages
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For many years, individual cardiovascular risk factors have been dealt with in isolation, often by specialists with an interest in one particular risk factor, for example hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia. There has recently been a move to emphasise the importance of reducing global cardiovascular risk, which requires clinicians to address any one of a number of different risk factors. The interplay between these various factors is important in our understanding of development of cardiovascular disease and, similarly, the synergistic effects of targeting different risk factors is important in risk reduction. This text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of modern cardiovascular risk management. It belongs to the 'In Clinical Practice' series, which incorporate multiple illustrations using novel and effective formats. Data are frequently presented as bullet point lists or tables so that the key information is clearly available. The emphasis is on overall cardiovascular risk reduction throughout, with integration of lifestyle and pharmacological interventions.

  • Jointly written by specialists and GPs to provide cutting edge information tailored perfectly for the primary care setting
  • Include management algorithms to provide quick reference treatment pathways
  • Credible evidence-based sources - when possible, evidence base for best practice by reference to primary research or international guidelines
  • Bullet lists and short tables for clear presentation of key information
 

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Contents

Foreword
iv
Preface
vi
Biography
vii
Contributors
viii
Chapter 1 Introduction
10
Chapter 2 Cardiovascular disease prevention
16
Chapter 3 Lifestyle
30
Chapter 3 Smoking cessation
35
Chapter 6 Dyslipidaemia
66
Chapter 7 Hypertension
82
Chapter 8 Antiplatelet therapy
116
Chapter 9 Patient issues and compliance
120
Chapter 10 Conclusion
121
Chapter 11 Case studies
122
Appendices
129
Index
148

Chapter 4 Obesity
38
Chapter 5 Diabetes mellitus
41

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