Leading clinicians and researchers concisely review the significant risk factors, including dyslipidemias, hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, tobacco, and homocysteine, and outline the best preventive strategies available. They also offer an overview of the new paradigms in coronary artery disease pathophysiology, including the nature of the unstable atherosclerotic plaque, new strategies for the modification of plaque constituents, the importance of the endothelium in the maintenance of cardiovascular health, and the emerging roles of oxidative stress, infection, and inflammation. Comprehensive and pathbreaking, Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease provides physicians with the understanding and tools necessary to bring the practice of preventive cardiology to their patients.
“Each chapter quotes the major studies carried out in this field and clearly illustrates the results achieved, using tables, figures, and, noteworthy, complete references. … Equally exact and evidence-based is the analysis of the pharmacological management of cardiovascular diseases; this entirely original chapter compares the pharmaeconomics of cardiovascular medicine against that of an intervention-based management, and underlines the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary model for risk factor prevention and control. … The editorial form is clear, the contents and index complete…” – Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease
“Dr. Foody authored or coauthored three of the eighteen chapters, and has sufficiently edited the other chapters to insure a continuity of presentation and a minimum of duplication….The pathophysiology chapters on plaque instability and endothelial function and the clinical chapters on women and coronary artery disease and on exercise testing and risk assessment are clear, informative, and presented in a format that is interesting and clinically valuable.” – Preventive Cardiology
“Preventive Cardiology: Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease is a well edited, informative, and up-to-date treatment of issues of importance and clinical relevance. The selection of topics and authors, and the editing of the chapters, have resulted in an interesting and useful book. Dr. JoAnne Micale Foody is to be congratulated, and her book added to the short list of valuable texts for clinicians on preventive cardiology.” -Preventive Cardiology