As heart disease continues as the nation's number one killer, health professionals are compelled to offer practical strategies for prevention. This volume summarizes the extensive literature on heart disease risk factors and prevention and provides evidence-based protocols for reducing the risks of heart disease and secondary episodes such as repeat heart attacks. It also offers clear clinical strategies to successfully screen, identify and control cardiovascular risk factors. Each chapter addresses background research, evidence pertaining to treatment and the prevention of control of the disease, management strategies and expected outcomes. Highlights include smoking cessation, the evaluation of family history, obesity and weight control issues, hypertension control, gender and ethnic differences in cardiocascular risk, prevention in youth and non-invasive methods for the early detection of coronary artery disease.
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"Preventive Cardiology is a comprehensive overview of current knowledge or primary and secondary prevention in coronary heart disease as well as cerebrovascular and peripheral artery disease." "A strength of the book is the combination of theory and guidelines with a practical approach to the patient at risk for cardiovascular disease." "Preventive Cardiology is an excellent book, which is structured in a way that invites the reader to use it as a comprehensive reference for a particular topic as well as a survey of current principles in cardiovascular prevention."