eBook Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Sandra J. Judd
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813103
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813106
  • DDC: 616.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition, provides information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations are also discussed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Understanding Cardiovascular Risks and Emergencies.
2: How the Heart Works.
3: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disorders.
4: Conditions that Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disorders.
5: Aging and Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
6: Recent Research Regarding Cardiovascular Disease Risks.
7: Research Regarding Genetics and Heart Disease.
8: Warning Signs of Cardiovascular Emergencies.
9: What to Do in a Cardiac Emergency.
10: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
11: Automated External Defibrillators.
12: Heart Disorders.
13: Problems with the Heart's Blood Supply.
14: Angina.
15: Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction).
16: Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
17: Cardiogenic Shock.
18: Cardiomyopathy.
19: Heart Failure.
20: Arrhythmias.
21: Heart Valve Disease.
22: Heart Murmurs.
23: Infectious Diseases of the Heart.
24: Cardiac Tumors.
25: Blood Vessel Disorders.
26: Atherosclerosis.
27: Carotid Artery Disease.
28: Stroke.
29: Aortic Disorders.
30: Disorders of the Peripheral Arteries.
31: Peripheral Venous Disorders.
32: Vasculitis.
33: Cardiovascular Disorders in Specific Populations.
34: Cardiovascular Disease in Children.
35: Cardiovascular Disease in Men.
36: Cardiovascular Disease in Women.
37: Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Populations.
38: Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disorders.
39: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease.
40: Blood Tests Used to Diagnose Cardiovascular Disorders.
41: Electrocardiogram (EKG).
42: Echocardiography.
43: Carotid Ultrasound.
44: Holter and Event Monitors.
45: Stress Testing.
46: Tilt Table Testing.
47: Coronary Angiography.
48: Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT).
49: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
50: Coronary Calcium Scan.
51: Nuclear Heart Scan.
52: Heart Biopsy.
53: Intracardiac Electrophysiology Study.
54: Treating Cardiovascular Disorders.
55: Medications for Treating Cardiovascular Disorders.
56: Procedures to Treat Narrowed or Blocked Arteries.
57: Procedures to Treat Heart Rhythm Disorders.
58: Procedures to Treat Heart Valve Problems.
59: Aneurysm Repair.
60: Heart Defect Repair.
61: Total Artificial Heart.
62: Heart Transplant.
63: Rehabilitation after Heart Attack or Stroke.
64: Preventing Cardiovascular Disorders.
65: Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age.
66: Controlling High Blood Pressure.
67: Treating High Cholesterol.
68: Steps to Control Diabetes.
69: Heart-Healthy Eating.
70: Dietary Supplements and Heart Health.
71: Weight Management and Heart Health.
72: Physical Activity Key to a Healthy Heart.
73: Managing Stress for a Healthy Heart.
74: Quitting Smoking: Why It Is Important and How to Do It.
75: Other Interventions to Help Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease.
76: Additional Help and Information.
77: Glossary of Terms Related to Cardiovascular Disease.
78: Directory of Resources Providing Information about Cardiovascular Disease.