This brand new book enables doctors to prioritise treatment using risk–scoring systems and holistic recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk, providing an overview of why it is important to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, how to achieve this and the key cardiovascular guidelines available. It includes core guideline recommendations and areas of discrepancy between guidelines, the different risk calculators, treatment recommendations and emerging risk factors and therapies, as well as treatment plans for individuals with diabetes who are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
This is an ideal text for general practitioners, junior doctors, medical students and nurses.
1. The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.
2. Using guidelines as a framework for cardiovascular risk management: comparison of international recommendations.
3. Identifying high–risk patients.
4. Moderate– to low–risk patients: management recommendations.
5. High–risk patients: management recommendations.
6. Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome patients: management recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk.
7. Lifestyle changes to reduce cardiovascular risk.
8. Pharmacotherapy: improving the lipid profile.
9. Pharmacotherapy: lowering blood pressure.
10. Pharmacotherapy: lowering blood glucose.
11. Long–term management of cardiovascular disease.
12. Managing cardiovascular risk in the future.
"This is an extremely valuable book for practicing physicians and researchers of cardiovascular disease. I highly recommend it for every medical library. (Doody′s Reviews, May 2009)