Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 7th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817087
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817081
  • DDC: 616.1
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular diseases, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Cardiovascular Risks and Emergencies.
1: How the Heart Works.
2: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disorders.
3: Conditions That Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disorders.
4: Aging and Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
5: Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease.
6: Recent Research Regarding Cardiovascular Disease Risks.
7: Warning Signs of Cardiovascular Emergencies.
8: What to Do in a Cardiac Emergency.
9: Role of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in Cardiac Emergencies.
Heart Disorders.
10: Coronary Artery Disease.
11: Angina.
12: Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction).
13: Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
14: Cardiogenic Shock.
15: Cardiomyopathy.
16: Heart Failure.
17: Arrhythmias.
18: Heart Valve Disease.
19: Heart Murmur.
20: Infectious Diseases of the Heart.
21: Cardiac Tumors.
Blood Vessel Disorders.
22: Atherosclerosis.
23: Carotid Artery Disease.
24: Stroke.
25: Aortic Aneurysm.
26: Disorders of the Peripheral Arteries.
27: Peripheral Venous Disorders.
28: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
29: Vasculitis.
Cardiovascular Disorders in Specific Populations.
30: Cardiovascular Disease in Children.
31: Cardiovascular Disease in Women.
32: Cardiovascular Disease in Men.
33: Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Populations.
Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disorders.
34: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease.
35: Cardiac Diagnostic Tests.
36: Blood Tests Used to Diagnose Cardiovascular Disorders.
37: Electrocardiogram (EKG).
38: Echocardiography.
39: Carotid Ultrasound.
40: Holter and Event Monitors.
41: Stress Testing.
42: Tilt-Table Testing.
43: Coronary Angiography.
44: Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT).
45: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
46: Nuclear Heart Scan.
47: Heart Biopsy.
Treating Cardiovascular Disorders.
48: Medications for Treating Cardiovascular Disorders.
49: Procedures to Treat Narrowed or Blocked Arteries.
50: Procedures to Treat Heart Rhythm Disorders.
51: Procedures to Treat Heart Valve Problems.
52: Aneurysm Repair.
53: Total Artificial Heart.
54: Treating Congenital Heart Defect.
55: Heart Transplant.
56: Rehabilitation after Heart Attack or Stroke.
Preventing Cardiovascular Disorders.
57: Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age.
58: How to Prevent High Blood Pressure.
59: Treating High Cholesterol.
60: Steps to Control Diabetes.
61: Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes.
62: Dietary Supplements and Heart Health.
63: Other Interventions to Help Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease.
Additional Help and Information.
64: Glossary of Terms Related to Cardiovascular Disease.
65: Directory of Resources Providing Information about Cardiovascular Disease.