Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Global Challenge

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1998 - 681 pages
This comprehensive textbook presents major epidemiological research and practical prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease. Your students will develop a firm foundation of knowledge on this major issue of worldwide concern. Learn the major causes and determinants. Discover the latest strategies for prevention and disease management. And understand the effects of cardiovascular disease on industrialized and developing countries. Features include state-of-the-art research examples from the worldwide literature....more than 300 tables, figures, and exhibits... 14 chapters devoted to causes of cardiovascular disease...insights for clinical and preventive practice...and much more. With a unique global perspective, this text is the superlative choice for courses in cardiovascular epidemiology or the epidemiology of chronic disease.

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Contents

An Overview of
17
Chapter 4Coronary Heart Disease
43
Chapter 5Stroke
73
Chapter 6Other Major Conditions
91
Chapter 7Age Sex Race and Heredity
119
Chapter 8Dietary Imbalance
133
Chapter 9Physical Inactivity
167
Chapter 10Fatness Overweight and Central Adiposity
193
Chapter 18Other Personal Characteristics
411
Chapter 19Social Conditions
423
Chapter 20The Causal Complex
449
Chapter 22The Evolution of Prevention Policies
499
Chapter 23Groups of Special Concern
523
PART IVOTHER MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
537
Chapter 25Chagas Disease and Other Cardiomyopathies
567
Chapter 26Congenital Heart Disease
585

Chapter 11Adverse Blood Lipid Profile
223
Chapter 12High Blood Pressure
261
Chapter 13Glucose Intolerance Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
293
Chapter 14Smoking and Other Tobacco Use
323
Chapter 15Alcohol Consumption
347
Chapter 16Hemostatic Dysfunction
369
Chapter 17Adverse Psychosocial Patterns
393
Chapter 27Kawasaki Disease
611
PART VACHIEVING THE POTENTIAL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR
623
Chapter 29Advancement of Epidemiologic Research for the Prevention
649
Strategies
656
Index
663
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