Blood Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811968
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811966
  • DDC: 616.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 619 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, Third Edition offers facts about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the types of concerns that arise when processes go awry. It discusses the diagnosis and treatment of many common blood cell disorders, bleeding disorders, and circulatory disorders, including anemia, hemochromatosis, leukemia, lymphoma, hemophilia, hypercoagulation, thrombophilia, atherosclerosis, blood pressure irregularities, coronary artery and heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Blood donation, cord blood banking, blood transfusions, and bone marrow and stem cell transplants are also discussed. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for further help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Part One: Understanding Blood and the Circulatory System.
2: Blood Function and Composition.
3: Blood Types.
4: Donating and Preserving Blood.
5: Maintaining a Healthy Circulatory System.
6: How Aging Affects the Heart and Blood Vessels.
7: Part Two: Diagnosing and Treating.
8: Blood Tests.
9: Bone Marrow Tests.
10: Bleeding and Clotting Tests.
11: Tests Used in the Assessment of Vascular Disease.
12: Commonly Used Medications for Cardiovascular Health.
13: Commonly Used Medications for Anemia.
14: Blood Transfusion.
15: Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants.
16: Chelation Therapy: A Controversial Treatment: Approach.
17: Part Three: Blood Disorders.
18: Anemia.
19: Hemochromatosis.
20: Leukemia.
21: Lymphoma.
22: Myeloproliferative Disorders.
23: Plasma Cell Disorders.
24: Rh Disease.
25: White Blood Cell Disorders.
26: Part Four: Bleeding and Clotting Disorders.
27: What Are Hereditary Bleeding and Clotting Disorders?.
28: Hemophilia.
29: Von Willebrand Disease.
30: Factor V Leiden.
31: Factor Deficiencies.
32: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
33: Bruises: When to See a Doctor.
34: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
35: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.
36: Hypercoagulation.
37: Thrombocytopenia.
38: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
39: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
40: Thrombophilia.
41: Part Five: Circulatory Disorders.
42: Aneurysm.
43: Aortic Dissection.
44: Arteritis.
45: Atherosclerosis.
46: Blood Pressure Disorders.
47: Carotid Artery Disease.
48: Coronary Artery and Heart Disease.
49: Fibromuscular Dysplasia.
50: Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome.
51: Peripheral Vascular Disease.
52: Renovascular Artery Stenosis and Thrombosis.
53: Sepsis.
54: Stroke.
55: Vascular Birthmarks: Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations.
56: Vasculitis.
57: Venous Disorders.
58: Part Six: Additional Help and Information.
59: Glossary of Terms Related to Blood and Circulatory Disorders.
60: Directory of Resources Related to Blood and Circulatory Disorders.