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The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology

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Covering both principles and practice, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is a state of the art resource for both the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive, practical and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) it clearly connects the latest evidence base to strategies and proposals for the implementation of prevention in clinical practice.

With a strong clinical focus the topics covered range from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention and information on cardio-protective drugs. Case studies, clinical decision-making trees and drug tables with recommended doses and potential side-effects make it easier than ever to implement treatments in practice.

Drawing together current knowledge and evidence, and examining all aspects of preventive cardiology in one succinct volume, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is the ideal guide for the physician and allied health professional working to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in their daily practice.

This print edition of The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.




Part 1: Epidemiology of Artherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
1.1: Scope of the problem; the potential of prevention; prevention pays off, Simon Capewell, Torben Jorgensen, Susanna Sans and Martin OFlaherty
Part 2: Etiology and Pathophysiology of Artherosclerosis
2.1: Interaction RF: Genetic background, Daniel Teupser
2.2: From risk factors to plaque development, Ulf Landmesser and Wolfgang Koenig
2.3: The role of thrombosis, Marco Cattaneo and Ekean M. Faioni
Part 3: Risk Stratification and Risk Assessment
3.1.1: Risk stratification and risk assessment, Ian Graham, Theresa Cooney and Dirk de Bacquer
3.2.1: Imaging in cardiovascular prevention, Uwe Nixdorff, Pompillio Faggiano, Eike Nagel, Stephan Achenbach, Jose Zamorano and Sara Fernandez
3.3.1: Primary prevention: Principles and practice, Diego Vannuzzo and Simona Giampaoli
3.3.2: Secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation: Principles and practice, Massimo Pieopoli, Helmut Gohike and Pantaleo Giannuzzi
3.3.3: Behaviour and motivation, Christian Albus and Christoph Hermann-Lingen
3.3.4: Smoking, Charlotta Pisinger and Serena Tonstad
3.3.5: Nutrition (nutriceuticals, functional food, supplements, alcohol, polymeal), Jean Dallongeville, Monique Verscheuren and Deborah Lycett
3.3.6: Physical inactivity and activity, Stephan Gielen, Alassandro Mezzani, Dabiel Forman, Joseph Niebauer and Lucien Vanhees
3.3.7: Overweight, obestity and central obesity, Gabriele Riccardi
3.3.8: Blood pressure, Robert Fagard, Renata Cifkova and Guiseppe Mancia
3.3.9: Lipids, Zeljko Reienr, Olov Wiklund and John Betteridge
3.3.10: Glucose intolerance and diabetes, Jaako Tuomilehto, Andre Scheen and Lars Ryden
3.3.11: Coagulation and thrombosis, Kurt Huber and Joao Morais
3.3.12: Psychosocial factors, Thores Thoerell and Chantal Brisson
3.3.13: Cardioprotective drugs, Johan DeSutter, Miguel Mendes and Oscar Franco
Part 4: Setting and Delivery of Preventive Cardiology
4.1: General remarks, Pantaleo Giannuzzi
4.2: Immediate secondary prevention and referral, Ugo Corra and Bernard Rauch
4.3: Hospital-based rehabilitation units, Heinz Voller, Jean-Paul Schmid and Bernard Schwaab
4.4.: Ambulatory preventive care, Jean Paul Schmid and Hugo Sanner
4.5: Health promotion for the general public, Emer Shelley and Margaret Cupples
4.6: Community-based prevention centres, Susan Connolly and Margaret Cupples
Part 5: Evaluation of Preventive Cardiology
5.1: Measuring quality of care, Kornelia Kotseva, Massimo Piepoli and Neil Oldridge