Covering principles and practice, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is a state-of-the-art resource in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive and extensively linked to practice guidelines, it connects the latest evidence to strategies and proposals for the implementation of prevention in clinical practice.
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Stephan Gielen is an Associate Professor, Head of the Heart Failure Programme and an interventional cardiologist at the Heart Centre of the University of Leipzig. He is President-elect of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Speaker of the Working Group of Preventive Cardiology of the German Society of Cardiology, and Vice Speaker of the Working Group on Cardiac Diseases in the Elderly. After his medical education at the University of Bochum, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, US, he started his internship at Heidelberg University before moving to Leipzig in 1997. There he joined the research group of Professor Rainer Hambrecht, focusing on the pathophysiology of exercise intolerance in chronic heart failure (CHF) and exercise interventions in stable CHF patients.; Guy De Backer graduated as medical doctor at Ghent University in 1968. He holds a special degree in cardiology and in cardiac rehabilitation and he was awarded with an additional degree in public health. From 1973 until 1988 he was a permanent research fellow at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). In 1979 he was awarded with a PhD in epidemiology at Ghent University. From 1988 onwards he was professor of medicine at Ghent University chairing the Department of Public Health from 1989-2009 and the Cardiac Rehabilitation center of the University Hospital from 1983-2009. He is the author or co-author of more than 405 publications in journals cited in SCI, SSCI or AHCI, 120 papers in other journals and more than 40 chapters in books. Guy De Backer is a member and the past-chairman of the Superior Health Council in Belgium (1996-2009) and a member and the past-president of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (2007-2010). ; Professor Massimo F Piepoli is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. ; David Wood is the Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. With a special interest in prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), Professor Wood has developed Guidelines on CVD prevention for the World Health Organisation, European Society of Cardiology and the British Cardiovascular Society. He has contributed to policy development through the European Heart Health Initiative, leading to the St Valentines Day declaration on CVD Prevention, and subsequently the European Heart Health Charter, which aims to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through political advocacy.
Part 1: Epidemiology of Artherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease; 1.1 Simon Capewell, Torben Jorgensen, Susanna Sans and Martin O'Flaherty: Scope of the problem; the potential of prevention; prevention pays off; Part 2: Etiology and Pathophysiology of Artherosclerosis; 2.1 Daniel Teupser: Interaction RF: Genetic background; 2.2 Ulf Landmesser and Wolfgang Koenig: From risk factors to plaque development; 2.3 Marco Cattaneo and Ekean M. Faioni: The role of thrombosis; Part 3: Risk Stratification and Risk Assessment; 3.1.1 Ian Graham, Theresa Cooney and Dirk de Bacquer: Risk stratification and risk assessment; 3.2.1 Uwe Nixdorff, Pompillio Faggiano, Eike Nagel, Stephan Achenbach, Jose Zamorano and Sara Fernandez: Imaging in cardiovascular prevention; 3.3.1 Diego Vannuzzo and Simona Giampaoli: Primary prevention: Principles and practice; 3.3.2 Massimo Pieopoli, Helmut Gohike and Pantaleo Giannuzzi: Secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation: Principles and practice; 3.3.3 Christian Albus and Christoph Hermann-Lingen: Behaviour and motivation; 3.3.4 Charlotta Pisinger and Serena Tonstad: Smoking; 3.3.5 Jean Dallongeville, Monique Verscheuren and Deborah Lycett: Nutrition (nutriceuticals, functional food, supplements, alcohol, polymeal); 3.3.6 Stephan Gielen, Alassandro Mezzani, Dabiel Forman, Joseph Niebauer and Lucien Vanhees: Physical inactivity and activity; 3.3.7 Gabriele Riccardi: Overweight, obestity and central obesity; 3.3.8 Robert Fagard, Renata Cifkova and Guiseppe Mancia: Blood pressure; 3.3.9 Zeljko Reienr, Olov Wiklund and John Betteridge: Lipids; 3.3.10 Jaako Tuomilehto, Andre Scheen and Lars Ryden: Glucose intolerance and diabetes; 3.3.11 Kurt Huber and Joao Morais: Coagulation and thrombosis; 3.3.12 Thores Thoerell and Chantal Brisson: Psychosocial factors; 3.3.13 Johan DeSutter, Miguel Mendes and Oscar Franco: Cardioprotective drugs; Part 4: Setting and Delivery of Preventive Cardiology; 4.1 Pantaleo Giannuzzi: General remarks; 4.2 Ugo Corra and Bernard Rauch: Immediate secondary prevention and referral; 4.3 Heinz Voller, Jean-Paul Schmid and Bernard Schwaab: Hospital-based rehabilitation units; 4.4. Jean Paul Schmid and Hugo Sanner: Ambulatory preventive care; 4.5 Emer Shelley and Margaret Cupples: Health promotion for the general public; 4.6 Susan Connolly and Margaret Cupples: Community-based prevention centres; Part 5: Evaluation of Preventive Cardiology; 5.1 Kornelia Kotseva, Massimo Piepoli and Neil Oldridge: Measuring quality of care
This textbook is an excellent attempt to provide an authoritative single reference suitable for all health care professionals dealing with cardiovascular patients and modification of their risk. * British Medical Awards 2016 * One of the first books (and the only one in the past five years) dedicated to this subject. . . a valuable resource to any health professional that is involved in cardiovascular prevention. * Jonty Bennett, FY2 Doctor, British Journal of Cardiology, 22 (3), 2015 *
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