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Contemporary Cardiology

Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis

Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment

Editors: Naghavi, Morteza (Ed.)

  • Presents new multipronged strategies to aid in the early detection and treatment of asymptomatic atherosclerosis
  • Outlines more accurate measures of defining subclinical atherosclerosis, including coronary artery calcium scanning and carotid intima-media thickness measurement.
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Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic atherosclerosis, available traditional screening methods for early detection and treatment of asymptomatic coronary artery disease are grossly insufficient and fail to identify the majority of victims prior to the onset of a life-threatening event. In Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment, Dr. Morteza Naghavi and leading authorities from the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) present a new paradigm for the screening and primary prevention of asymptomatic atherosclerosis.

The text focuses on accurate, yet underutilized, measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, notably coronary artery calcium scanning and carotid intima-media thickness measurement. The authors introduce a comprehensive approach to identifying the vulnerable patients (asymptomatic individuals at risk of a near future adverse event). Additional chapters discuss future directions towards containing the epidemic of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using innovative solutions such as preemptive interventional therapies (bioabsorbable stents) for stabilization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, mass unconditional Polypill therapy for population-based risk reduction, and ultimately vaccination strategies to prevent the development of atherosclerosis.

Up-to-date and authoritative, Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection, and Treatment is a must-have for any cardiologist or primary care physician who wishes to practice modern preventive cardiology and manage the increasing number of asymptomatic atherosclerotic patients.

• Outlines more accurate measures of risk (coronary artery calcium and carotid intima-media thickness) than traditional risk factors (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol)

• Presents new multipronged strategies to aid in the early detection and treatment of high risk asymptomatic patients

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“This book explores the latest developments in a multipronged preventive strategy to detect and treat asymptomatic patients at risk for future cardiovascular events based on severity of atherosclerosis … . will be of interest to medical students, allied health professionals, and physicians in training while working to inspire a paradigm shift in the thinking of cardiologists and practitioners involved in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. … is well written and researched.” (M. A. Thompson, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)

“Is it time for comprehensive therapists to change the way they predict heart attacks, strokes, and other atherosclerotic disorders as proposed by the group of prominent cardiologists from the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE)? Those proposals are beautifully described in this thoroughgoing unique new textbook. … Comprehensive therapists can contribute better to the controversy after study of the extensive contents of this innovative book.” (William H. Wehrmacher and Harry Messmore, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, June, 2011)


Table of contents (55 chapters)

  • Preventive Cardiology: The SHAPE of the Future

    Naghavi, Morteza

    Pages 1-12

  • From Vulnerable Plaque to Vulnerable Patient

    Naghavi, Morteza (et al.)

    Pages 13-38

  • Pathology of Vulnerability Caused by High-Risk (Vulnerable) Arteries and Plaques

    Thim, Troels (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Pathophysiology of Vulnerability Caused by Thrombogenic (Vulnerable) Blood

    Cimmino, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

  • Vulnerability Caused by Arrhythmogenic Vulnerable Myocardium

    Roguin, Ariel

    Pages 67-76

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eBook $299.00
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Hardcover $379.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-178-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment
Editors
  • Morteza Naghavi
Series Title
Contemporary Cardiology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-179-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-179-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-178-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-823-2
Series ISSN
2196-8969
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 737
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