Preventive Cardiology: A Practical Approach, Second Edition (Masters in Cardiology Series)

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PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY is the premier source of clinically relevant information on the prevention of coronary heart disease. Thoroughly updated by international experts, the book discusses screening, risk factors, prevention in special populations, and primary and secondary prevention in the context of the daily practice of medicine. PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY is a "must have" for cardiologists and primary care physicians.

Review of the first edition: "Excellent...Structured in a way that invites the reader to use it as a comprehensive reference...The combination of theory and guidelines with a practical approach to the patient at risk for cardiovascular diseases is a strength." The New England Journal of Medicine

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"An excellent book ... a strength of the book is the combination of theory and guidelines with a practical approach to the patient at risk for cardiovascular disease... provides a wealth of information on practical risk assessment."
—New England Journal of Medicine, of the first edition

***** "Superlative wealth of usable information ... I borrowed Preventive Cardiology from the library, and after reading through it, I decided to purchase it! ... Well written, easy to read, and a great reference tool for all health care providers."
—Online review, of the first edition

This practical reference blends a readable summary of the vast literature on cardiovascular disease epidemiology with clear, evidence-based, patient-oriented strategies for screening, identifying, and controlling cardiovascular risks.

Inside you'll find:
*The latest on trends in cardiovascular disease, older and newer risk factors, and strategies for the prevention of heart disease
*New chapter on effective naturoceutical and other complementary treatments
*Evidence-based protocols for screening, identifying, and controlling risk factors for heart disease
*Strategies for smoking cessation, family history evaluation, obesity and weight control, and hypertension management
*What the evidence shows, and what can be recommended, regarding lifestyle management, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
*Noninvasive procedures for measuring subclinical disease
*Heart disease prevention tactics for children, women, and the elderly
*Risk management tailored for special populations, from Native Americans to East Asians
*Practical questionnaires, therapeutic algorithms—even cooking plans
*An abundance of easy-to-use charts and graphs that effectively summarize key information for quick and easy reference

About the MASTERS IN CARDIOLOGY Series:
Featuring the insights of the world’s leading authorities, the MASTERS IN CARDIOLOGY series is especially designed to tackle many of the cutting-edge topics encountered in daily practice. Each title features a depth of coverage and practical emphasis on diagnosis and management that you will not find in general cardiology textbooks. Future volumes in the series will include Heart Failure, Diabetes, Valvular Heart Disease, and more.

About the Author:


Nathan D. Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Heart Disease Prevention Program
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92597

Henry R. Black, MD
Associate Vice President for Research
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
Associate Dean of Research
Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor and Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois

Dr Black is internationally known for his work in hypertension. He is a contributor to HURST.

Julius M Gardin, MD
St. John Guild Distinguished Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiology and
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

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