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Medical Science Symposia Series

Multiple Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease

Editors: Gotto Jr., Antonio M., Lenfant, Claude, Paoletti, Rodolfo (Eds.)

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This book includes the most significant contributions of the First International Symposium on "Multiple risk factors in cardiovascular disease", chaired by Professors A. V. Chobanian (Boston), A. M. Gotto Jr. (Houston), c. Lenfant (Bethesda), R. Paoletti and A. Zanchetti (Milan), held in Washington DC, 10-12 December 1990, which focused on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and their interactions. The need for this symposium is based on the epidemiological evidence that individuals from industrialized countries often possess two or more risk factors which synergically increase the global risk profile. The evidence that isolated vascular risk factors are not commonly found in high risk patients but more often a combination of risk factors are detected, is highlighted. Many recent epidemiological data identifying the intrinsic and environ­ mental factors contributing to the development of atherosclerosis are discussed. These results, in parallel to basic and clinical research, underline how atherosclerosis is a complex and multifac­ torial process involving the influences of lipid deposition, blood pressure, rheologic forces, carbohydrate tolerance, and thrombogenic factors (fibrinogen and platelets). Atherosclerosis is markedly accelerated by other risk factors, more so in the presence of concomitant hypercholes­ terolemia, hypertension, diabetes, upper body obesity. Furthermore, the risk associated with anyone of these risk factors varies widely depending on level of the associated atherogenic risk factors.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

Table of contents (35 chapters)
  • Individual Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

    Pages 1-12

    Kannel, William B., M.D.

  • The Lipid Hypothesis: Is it the Only Cause of Atherosclerosis?

    Pages 13-18

    Castelli, William P., MD

  • Life Styles and Life Style Related Major Risk Factors: Their Combined Impact in Producing Epidemic Cardiovascular Disease, and the Potential for Prevention

    Pages 19-25

    Stamler, J. (et al.)

  • The Role of Genetics as a Risk Factor in Cardiovascular Disease

    Pages 27-29

    Motulsky, A. G.

  • Multiple Risk Factors in an Italian Population in the 1980s: The Gubbio Study

    Pages 31-37

    Laurenzi, M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease
Editors
  • Antonio M. Gotto Jr.
  • Claude Lenfant
  • Rodolfo Paoletti
Series Title
Medical Science Symposia Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2700-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2700-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1938-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5196-5
Series ISSN
0928-9550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 268
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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