Preventive Cardiology: Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

1st Edition

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  • JoAnne Foody
  • Roger Blumenthal
  • Nathan Wong
  • Key Features

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    • Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed.
    • Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more.
    • Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science.
    • Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.

    Table of Contents


    1. Preventive Cardiology: Past, Present and Future

    2. National and International Trends in Cardiovascular Disease: Incidence and Risk Factors

    3. Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease: Framingham Risk Estimation and Beyond

    4. Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease and Its Role in Risk Prediction

    5. Novel Biomarkers Assessing Cardiovascular Risk

    6. Advanced Risk Assessment in Patients with Kidney and Inflammatory Diseases

    7. Antiplatelet Therapy

    8. Molecular Biology and Genetics and Atherosclerosis

    9. Hypertension: JNC 7 and Beyond

    10. Heart Failure Prevention

    11. Antihypertensive Drugs and Their Cardio- and Renoprotective Roles in the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease

    12. Evaluation and Management of Dyslipidemia in Children and Adolescents

    13. The Role of HDL Cholesterol in the Development of Atherosclerotic CVD

    14. Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Role in Atherosclerosis and Approaches to Therapeutic Management

    15. The Contribution of Triglycerides and Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins to Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

    16. Nutritional Approaches for CVD Prevention

    17. Integrative Medicine in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

    18. Effects of Alcohol on CVD Risk

    19. Overweight, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk

    20. Tobacco Use, Passive Smoking, and Cardiovascular Disease: Research and Smoking Cessation Interventions

    21. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

    22. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

    23. Role of Ethnicity in CVD - Lessons learned from MESA and other population based studies

    24. Prevention of Ischemic Heart D


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