Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From Aetiology To Public Health

Paperback | September 21, 2005

EditorMichael Marmot, Paul Elliott

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Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide affecting millions of people in both developed and developing countries. The dual aims of this book are to review the well-established and emerging risk factors in coronary heart disease and to apply this knowledge to publichealth approaches to disease prevention. The book includes authoritative accounts of studies within a single population and international studies, important areas of methodological development, trials to test preventive strategies, and the application of epidemiological and other knowledge to thedevelopment of public health policy for the prevention of widespread disease. It is an all-encompassing work containing contributions from the world authorities in the field. The book is divided into four sections. The introduction reviews advances in the understanding of, and the current status, of risk factors for CHD. Section 2 looks at recent global trends and emerging patterns of CHD morbidity and mortality in several countries, and includes chapters on work doneunder the auspices of WHO on the global burden of disease in relation to smoking and blood pressure. Section 3 focuses on advances in understanding the aetiology of CHD with each chapter focused on a particular risk factor. Section 4 explores measures of prevention and intervention in terms ofpublic health policy with specific examples from around the world.

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Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide affecting millions of people in both developed and developing countries. The dual aims of this book are to review the well-established and emerging risk factors in coronary heart disease and to apply this knowledge to publichealth approaches to disease prevention. The boo...

Michael Marmot is at Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK. Paul Elliott is at Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:952 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.95 inPublished:September 21, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction1. Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott: Coronary heart disease epidemiology: from aetiology to public health2. Fredrick H. Epstein: Contribution of epidemiology to understanding coronary heart disease (reprinted from the 1st edition)3. Jeremiah Stamler: Established major coronary risk factors: historical overview4. Jeremiah Stamler, James D. Neaton, Dan Garside and Martha Daviglus: Current status: six established major risk factors - and low riskSection II: Global picture of coronary heart diseaseII.I. Worldwide trends5. Russell V. Luepker: US trends6. Martin Bobak and Michael Marmot: Coronary heart disease in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union7. Hirotsugu Ueshima: Trends in Asia8. K. Srinath Reddy: Developing countries9. Richard S. Cooper: Coronary heart disease burden among persons of African originII.I. Majid: Global patterns and the burden of diseaseEzzati and Alan D. Lopez11. Carlene M. M. Lawes, Stephen Vander Hoorn, Paul: Blood pressure and the burden of coronary heart diseaseElliott and Anthony Rodgers12. Malcolm Law and Anthony: Lipids and cholesterolRodgers13. Trends in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: A comparison between Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark,1950-1999Jozef V. Joossens and Hugo Kesteloot: Section III: AetiologyIII.I. Risk factors14. Thomas P. Erlinger and Lawrence J. Appel: Dietary patterns and coronary heart disease risk15. Edgar R. Miller and Lawrence J. Appel: Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease16. David S. Wald, Malcolm Law, Joan Morris and Nicholas J. Wald: Serum homocysteine and coronary heart disease17. Martin Bobak and Micheal Marmot: Alcohol and coronary heart disease18. Daan Kromhout: Fish consumption, N-3 fatty acids amd coronary heart disease19. Jerry N. Morris: Exercise versus heart attack: History of a hypothesis (reprinted from the 1st edition)William L. Haskell: Addendum to Chapter 1920. Alan R. Dyer, Jeremiah Stamler and Philip Greenland: Obesity21. Gang Hu, Qing Qiao and Jaako Tuomilehto: Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and coronary heart disease22. Lewis H. Kuller: Women and cardiovascular heart disease23. Neil R. Poulter: Use of oral contraceptives24. Hannah Kuper, Michael Marmot and Harry Hemingway: Systematic review of prospective cohort studies of psychosocial factors in the aetiology and prognosis of coronary heart disease25. Stephen Stansfield and Farhat Rasul: Mental illness and coronary heart disease26. Andrew Steptoe: Psychophysiology27. Peter Whincup and John Danesh: Chronic infection and circulating markers of inflammation28. Thomas W. Meade and Peter K. MacCallum: Coagulation, thrombosis and coronary heart disease29. C. Arden Pope: Air pollution30. Mireille B. Toledano, Paul Elliott and Gavin Shaddick: Seasonal variations in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and the role of temperature31. Steve E. Humphries: Gene-environment interaction and coronary artery disease: apolipoprotein E and smoking and the interleukin-6 gene and inflammation as examplesIII.II. Life course32. David J. P. Barker: The developmental origins of coronary heart disease33. George Davey Smith and John Lynch: Life course influences on coronary heart disease34. Darwin R. Labarthe: Emergence of risk factors in children35. Johanna G. van der Bom and Diederick E. Grobbee: Risk factors in the elderlySection IV: Public health36. G. Rose (deceased): Strategies of prevention: the individual and the population (reprinted from the 1st edition)37. Robert Beaglehole and Annette Dobson: Contributions to change: major risk factors and the potential for prevention38. Frank B. Hu and Walter C. Willett: Prevention of coronary heart diesase: Findings from the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals' Follow-Up Study39. David Wood and K. Kotseva: Risk scores for management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease40. Philip Greenland: Non-invasive measures of preclinical coronary heart disease41. Nicholas J. Wald and Malcolm R. Law: Screening for future coronary heart disease42. Desmond G. Johnston, K. George M. M. Albetri, Ian F. Godsland, Mary Pierce and Sandra Shepperd: Screening for type 2 diabetes43. Paul Elliott and Jeremiah Stamler: Primary prevention of high blood pressure44. Sonia S. Anand, Eva Lonn and Salim Yusuf: The secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease45. Caroline M. Fitchenberg and Stanton A. Glantz: Smoke-free policies are an effective way to reduce heart disease rapidly46. W. Philip T. James and Neville J. Rigby: Nutrition Policy: national stratergies for dietary change47. Margaret Whitehead and Michael Marmot: Lessening inequalities and effect on coronary heart disease48. Lucy J. Cooke, Jane Wardle and Martin Jarvis: Behaviour Change49. Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe: Contributions to change: treatment50. Peter S. Sever and Neil R. Poulter: Intervention in high risk groups: hypertension51. Pekka Puska: Community change and the role of public health

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`[It] has contributions from many eminent workers who, in trawling a wealth of literature, have performed a creditable service for those who may have cause to seek guidance through the morass.'International Journal of Epidemiology