Coronary Heart Disease Prevention - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443071171, 9780702039638

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

2nd Edition

A Handbook for the Health Care Team

Authors: Grace Lindsay Allan Gaw
Paperback ISBN: 9780443071171
eBook ISBN: 9780702039638
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 28th November 2003
Page Count: 344

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Review quote "An excellent handbook which covers all aspects of coronary heart disease and will serve as a very useful reference for nurses working in primary and secondary health prevention".

Key Features

  • evidence-based content ensures a firm scientific basis for practice
  • the practical nature of the content can be immediately applied in the working environment e.g. smoking cessation strategies, dietary counseling and risk assessment
  • the multidisciplinary group of contributors ensures that the content reflects the multidisciplinary nature of CHD prevention work
  • case studies and practice exercises enable the application of theory to practice
  • summaries of key points facilitate understanding and retention

Table of Contents

Preface. Coronary heart disease: epidemiology, pathology and diagnosis. Risk factor assessment. Lipids and lipid-lowering drugs. Hypertension and anti-hypertensive therapy. Lifestyle management: smoking. Lifestyle management: diet. Lifestyle management: exercise. Lifestyle management: facilitating behavioural change. Medical management of coronary heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation.Women and coronary heart disease. Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.


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About the Authors

Grace Lindsay

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Allan Gaw

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility, Belfast, UK