Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: From Current Evidence to Clinical Practice Paperback – Import 28 Oct 2016
Product Description From the Back Cover The present book reveals the importance of preventive medicine in cardiology and public health addressing the lack of a broad discussion of this topic in the current literature. It examines the most important risk factors for different cardiovascular diseases discussing them in detail from a clinical standpoint and presenting important information from a preventive medicine perspective. Further specific chapters discuss the burden of cardiologic risk factors in special contexts such as in women child and adolescents and in low-income populations. Lastly a number of conditions that are often overlooked in terms of their cardiological impact are discussed such as Chagas disease rheumatic cardiomyopathy and post-traumatic stress disorder. Cardiovascular diseases are still the major cause of death in the world even though they are considered preventable clinical conditions. The increased prevalence of some risk factors for cardiovascular diseases is an important concern for cardiologists around the world. On the other hand primary prevention programs have proven their efficacy concerning some known and treatable risk factors such as with hypercholesterolemia hypertension diabetes and smoking but still need to be made more of a priority in public health. Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases is a book intended for multi-disciplinary audience and aimed for all professionals who are willing to face the challenge of cardiovascular prevention " About the Author Jadelson Pinheiro Andrade: MD by the Federal University of Bahia Brazil (1976). Director of the Cardiology Unit and Superintendent Hospital da Bahia Brazil. Professor of the Escola Baiana de Medicina e Saude Publica Brazil. Fellowships: American College of Cardiology European Society of Cardiology and Interamerican Society of Cardiology. Specialist by the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. Past president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (2013-2014). Donna K Arnett: MSPH PhD Professor and Chair Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health University of Alabama School of Medicine. Past president American Heart Association (2012-2013). Fausto J Pinto: President of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC - 2014-2016).Past Vice-President of the ESC for National Societies and Affiliates (2010-2012).Member of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP) Oversight Committee. Editorial board member of the European Heart Journal and of the European Journal of Echocardiography."
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