Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, 2nd Edition

A Handbook for the Health Care Team

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, 2nd Edition,Grace Lindsay,Allan Gaw,ISBN9780443071171


Churchill Livingstone



The prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) has never been more important. Throughout the world death rates from cardiovascular causes are rising and are soon estimated to overtake infectious diseases as the leading global cause of death for the first time in history.

All healthcare professionals need to understand what causes this disease and how to prevent it. This new edition of this highly successful book brings together the latest information and research on CHD; in particular, the health professional's role in prevention of the disease. It gives practical advice on correcting these factors through lifestyle and medical management. Updates for the second edition include:

  • coverage of the new large lipid-lowering drug trials
  • therapeutic advances in the use of thrombolytic, antiplatelet and anti-hypertensive drugs
  • advances in treatments including diabetic control, anti-smoking therapy, prescription of exercise and the use of dietary advice.
  • This book is aimed at the broad range of professionals who come into contact with CHD patients and with those at risk of CHD, including nurses, physiotherapists, dieticiansdietitians, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, doctors who are involved in prevention and rehabilitation and all staff working in coronary care units, lipid and hypertension clinics and general cardiology clinics.

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    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

    Grace Lindsay

    BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    Allan Gaw

    MD PhD FRCPath FFPM PGCertMedEd

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

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    Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, 2nd Edition

    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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