Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook

Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook

Basic Consumer Health Information About Heart and Blood Vessel Diseases and Disorders, Such as Angina, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Valve Disease, Atherosclerosis, Aneurysms, and Congenital Heart Defects, Including Information About Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Men, Children, Adolescents, and Minorities ; Along With Facts About Diagnosing, Managing, and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, A Glossary of Related Medical Terms, and A Directory of Resources for Additional Information

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Baker & Taylor
"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular diseases and disorders, along with prevention strategies and tips for maintaining heart health. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Book News
Cardiovascular disorders account for about one-third of all deaths in the US. This reference for general readers provides current information on risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and lists many organizations that provide further information. Material consists of documents and excerpts written in plain language, from US government agencies and health organizations. Full citation information is provided for each selection. After an introduction to how the heart works, risk factors, and warning signs, sections cover specific types of diseases and conditions, blood vessel disease, specific populations, diagnosis and management, and prevention and rehabilitation. A glossary of terms is included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell Publishing
Omnigraphics' Health Reference Series is designed for the general reader seeking guidance on how to avoid serious illness by following preventive lifestyles and recognizing early warning signs. It also supports the layperson who has received a diagnosis of a serious disearse or disorder as well as the family member or nonprofessional caregiver who must learn to care and to cope with the illness. Each volume in the series deals comprehensively with a particular area of medical concern and contains material found in publications issued by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies and associations. Nowhere else can general readers find this information conveniently collected, coordinated, and indexed in book from.

Statistics indicate that cardiovascular diseases account for more than one third of all deaths in the United States. In addition, more than 80 million Americans live with one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke. Although cardiovascular disorders may sometimes produce sudden symptoms, such as chest or head pain, they may also develop silently, providing no warning of the heart and blood vessel damage being done. Fortunately, advances in disease detection, recommendations regarding lifestyle choices, new medications, and innovative treatments now make it possible to reduce---or even prevent---the disabling health consequences frequently associated with many common cardiovascular disorders.

Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, Fourth Edition provides updated information about disorders of the heart and blood vessels. It offers anatomical facts, presents statistics, and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. It describes the treatment of common disorders, including angina, heart attack, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, valve disease, athero-sclerosis, aneurysms, and congenital heart defects. In addition, it discusses diagnhostic tests and concerns related to managing cardiovascular diseases with medicines, surgery, and lifestyle changes. The book concludes with a glossary and a directory of resources for further help and information.

Publisher: Detroit : Omnigraphics, c2010
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780780810808
Branch Call Number: 616.1 C179
Characteristics: xviii, 699 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sutton, Amy L.


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