Coronary Artery Disease in Women: What All Physicians Need to Know

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Pamela Charney
American College of Physicians, 1999 - Medical - 615 pages
Coronary Artery Disease in Women provides the information physicians must have to successfully diagnose and manage this life-threatening condition. This book discusses the clinically important aspects of coronary artery disease with a focus on gender, age, and race. Coronary Artery Disease in Women is a pioneering work in the field of women's health and a valuable reference for the primary care physician. Part of ACP Women's Health Series.

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Contents

The Natural History of Coronary Artery Disease
3
PREVENTION
10
Smoking
39
Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
70
Natural History and Pharmacologic Management
101
Nutrition and Lipids
129
Hypertension
160
Obesity and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors
185
Noninvasive Testing Techniques for Diagnosis
327
Influence of Gender on the Referral of Patients to and from
351
Angina Pectoris
373
Acute Coronary Syndromes
401
Is It Worth the Risk?
438
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
463
Congestive Heart Failure
476
Psychosocial Issues
496

Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention
209
Aspirin Antioxidants and Alcohol
236
Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Prevention
264
Practical Prescribing
289
DIAGNOSIS
315
Pharmacologic Secondary Prevention
535
Future Directions
575
Index
595
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