Health Reference: Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780814754
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814752
  • DDC: 616.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new fourth edition offers updated information about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the blood-related disorders and diseases. It discusses the diagnosis and treatment of many common blood cell disorders, bleeding disorders, and circulatory disorders, including anemia, hemochromatosis, leukemia, lymphoma, hemophilia, hyper-coagulation, 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.
Understanding Blood and the Circulatory System.
1: Blood Function and Composition.
2: Blood Types.
3: Donating and Preserving Blood.
4: Maintaining a Healthy Circulatory System.
5: How Aging Affects the Heart and Blood Vessels.
Diagnosing and Treating Blood and Circulatory Disorders.
6: Blood Tests.
7: Bone Marrow Tests.
8: Bleeding and Clotting Tests.
9: Tests Used in the Assessment of Vascular Disease.
10: Commonly Used Medications for Cardiovascular Health.
11: Commonly Used Medications for Anemia.
12: Blood Transfusion.
13: Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants.
14: Chelation Therapy.
Blood Disorders.
15: Anemia.
16: Hemolytic Anemia.
17: Hemochromatosis.
18: Leukemia.
19: Lymphoma.
20: Myeloproliferative Disorders.
21: Plasma Cell Disorders.
22: Rh Incompatibility.
23: White Blood Cell Disorders.
Bleeding and Clotting Disorders.
24: What Are Hereditary Bleeding and Clotting Disorders?.
25: Hemophilia.
26: Von Willebrand Disease (VWD).
27: Factor V Leiden (Thrombophilia).
28: Factor Deficiencies.
29: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
30: Bruises.
31: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
32: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.
33: Hypercoagulation.
34: Thrombocytopenia.
35: Immune (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
36: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
37: Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding.
Circulatory Disorders.
38: Aneurysm.
39: Arteritis.
40: Atherosclerosis.
41: Blood Pressure Disorders.
42: Carotid Artery Disease.
43: Coronary Artery and Heart Disease.
44: Fibromuscular Dysplasia.
45: Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome.
46: Peripheral Vascular Disease.
47: Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS).
48: Sepsis.
49: Stroke.
50: Vascular Birthmarks: Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations.
51: Vasculitis.
52: Venous Disorders.
Additional Help and Information.
53: Glossary of Terms Related to Blood and Circulatory Disorders.
54: Directory of Resources Related to Blood and Circulatory Disorders.