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Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

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ISBN: 9780443071171

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Coronary Heart Disease Prevention , 2nd Edition

A Handbook for the Health Care Team

By Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN, and Allan Gaw

344 pages
Copyright 2004
$81.95, Paperback, Reference

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The prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) has never been more important. Throughout the world death rates from cardiovascular causes are rising and are soon estimated to overtake infectious diseases as the leading global cause of death for the first time in history. All healthcare professionals need to understand what causes this disease and how to prevent it. This new edition of this highly successful book brings together the latest information and research on CHD; in particular, the health professional's role in prevention of the disease. It gives practical advice on correcting these factors through lifestyle and medical management. Updates for the second edition include:

  • coverage of the new large lipid-lowering drug trials
  • therapeutic advances in the use of thrombolytic, antiplatelet and anti-hypertensive drugs
  • advances in treatments including diabetic control, anti-smoking therapy, prescription of exercise and the use of dietary advice.
  • This book is aimed at the broad range of professionals who come into contact with CHD patients and with those at risk of CHD, including nurses, physiotherapists, dieticiansdietitians, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, doctors who are involved in prevention and rehabilitation and all staff working in coronary care units, lipid and hypertension clinics and general cardiology clinics.


    "An excellent handbook which covers all aspects of coronary heart disease and will serve as a very useful reference for nurses working in primary and secondary health prevention"Nursing in General Practice
    has been the handbook for many nurses undertaking courses on coronary heart disease (CHD). This second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the many important developments in CHD care that have occured over the last few years. The book is invaluable for practice nurses seeing patients in this important area of clinical practice and will enable them to provide evidence-based care to an ever increasing number of patients with CHD.
    " Jane Procter, Practice Nurse, June 2004
    book provides a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of coronary heart disease prevention. It is clearly written; there are summaries of key points at the end of each chapter, case studies and practical exercises to help the application of theory to practice. This is an excellent book for all health professionals involved in the prevention of coronary heart disease."" Liz Colley, Community Practtioner, May 2004

    Key Features

    • evidence-based content ensures a firm scientific basis for practice
    • the practical nature of the content can be immediately applied in the working environment e.g. smoking cessation strategies, dietary counseling and risk assessment
    • the multidisciplinary group of contributors ensures that the content reflects the multidisciplinary nature of CHD prevention work
    • case studies and practice exercises enable the application of theory to practice
    • summaries of key points facilitate understanding and retention

    New to this Edition

  • the implications from clinical governance legislation, the National Service Frameworks and Joint British Recommendations on prevention of CHD in clinical practice
  • recent research outcomes e.g. the HOT trial
  • diabetes and its links with CHD
  • material relating to ethnic minorities
  • more 'global' statistics where possible to make the text more appealing to international markets
  • the inequalities arising from socio-economic exclusion
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    practice nurses, district nurses, health visitors, occupational health nurses, other health care workers in cardiac rehab teams e.g. physios, dietitians all staff in coronary care units, lipid and hypertension clinics and general cardiology clinics students on Masters courses e.g. Masters in public health

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    Author Information

    By Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN, Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; and Allan Gaw, British Heart Foundation Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Registrar in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Pathological Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

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