Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

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M. G. Marmot, Paul Elliott
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Medical - 932 pages
Heart attack (ischaemic heart disease or coronary heart disease) as one of a group of cardiovascular diseases, is one of the main causes of death (over 30 million/year) in the developed and developing world. The dual aim of this book is to review the well-established risk factors in CHD and to look forward to disease prevention, equipped with lessons from the past. The book covers etiology to public health, including studies within a single population and international studies, important areas of methodological development, trials to test preventive strategies, and the application of epidemiological and other knowledge to the development of public health policy for the prevention of widespread disease. It is an all-encompassing work containing contributions from the world authorities in the field.
 

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Contents

Contribution of epidemiology to understanding coronary heart disease
8
Risk factors
18
six established major risk factors and low risk
32
Global picture of coronary heart disease
71
Trends in Asia
102
Coronary heart disease burden among persons of African origin
118
global
135
Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart disease
152
Seasonal variations in allcause and cardiovascular mortality and the role
495
apolipoprotein E
528
The developmental origins of coronary heart disease
547
Life course influences on coronary heart disease
568
Emergence of risk factors in children
591
Risk factors in the elderly
606
the individual and the population
631
major risk factors and the potential
642

Lipids and cholesterol
174
a comparison between
187
Dietary patterns and coronary heart disease risk
207
Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease
220
Serum homocysteine and coronary heart disease
239
Fish consumption n3 fatty acids and coronary heart disease
264
Haskell
286
Metabolic syndrome diabetes and coronary heart disease
311
Women and cardiovascular heart disease
331
Use of oral contraceptives
348
Systematic review of prospective cohort studies of psychosocial factors
363
Mental illness and coronary heart disease
414
Psychophysiology
432
Chronic infection and circulating markers of inflammation
448
Coagulation thrombosis and coronary heart disease
466
Air pollution
480
findings from the Nurses Health Study
654
Risk scores for management and prevention of cardiovascular disease
669
Noninvasive measures of preclinical coronary heart disease
688
Screening for future coronary heart disease
706
Screening for type 2 diabetes
714
Primary prevention of high blood pressure
751
The secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
769
Smokefree policies are an effective way to reduce heart disease rapidly
792
national strategies for dietary change
805
Lessening inequalities and effect on coronary heart disease
819
Behaviour change
831
treatment
850
hypertension
865
Community change and the role of public health
893
Index
909
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Michael Marmot is at Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK. Paul Elliott is at Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK.

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