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By Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN, and Allan Gaw
Copyright 2004$64.99, Online Product, 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:
"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 Practicehas 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 2004book 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
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
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