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Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Mieszczanska, Hanna Z., Velarde, Gladys P. (Eds.)

2014, XX, 462 p. 53 illus., 24 illus. in color.

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  • Reveals gender differences in cardiology
  • Details specific treatment and management options for heart disease in women
  • Easy to read format with chapters dedicated to specific clinical questions​

This book summarizes the great progress in the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to improved therapies, preventive strategies and increased public awareness, CVD mortality has been on the decline for both genders. Unfortunately, the decline has been less prominent for women, and CVD remains the leading cause of mortality for women in the United States and is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide.

Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women provides a comprehensive overview of differences in cardiac problems in women including the challenges and limitations of the available literature.  Unique aspects to women’s heart health such as pregnancy, the impact of emotional stress and other psychosocial issues are discussed by leading experts in the field. They therefore provide important insight to cardiovascular care in women, making this book an essential resource for a wide range of practitioners including cardiologists, primary care providers, internists, and reproductive healthcare professionals.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Coronary artery disease - Heart disease in women - Heart failure - Systolic dysfunction

Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology

Table of contents 

Section I - Epidemiology, Classification, Guidelines.- Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women - sex differences in disease incidence and prevalence. Population representation, diversity, disparities.- Classification of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women.- Section II- Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Specific Conditions in Women.- Gender Differences in Clinical Manifestation and Pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease- A Gender Paradox.- Noninvasive Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in Women.- Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease in Women.- Invasive Therapy for Women Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes.- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Valvular, and Advanced Heart Failure Surgeries in Women.- Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension in Women.- Valvular Heart Disease in Women.- Arrhythmias in Women: A Practical Approach.-Women with Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- Hypertension in Women.- Impact of Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome on the Female Heart.- Section III Pregnancy and Heart Disease.- Heart Disease in Pregnancy.- Section IV Special Consideration.- Antithrombotic Issues In Women.- Effects of Hormones and Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health in Women Gender Considerations in Peripheral Vascular Disease in Women.- A Holistic Integrative Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular Disease.- The Impact of Stress, Depression, and other Psychosocial Factors on.- Women’s Cardiovascular Health.- Pharmacotherapy Considerations in Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Therapeutic Implications for Cardiovascular Disease.

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