Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension And Global Cardiovascular Risk by Pietro Amedeo ModestiEthnic Diversities, Hypertension And Global Cardiovascular Risk by Pietro Amedeo Modesti

Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension And Global Cardiovascular Risk

byPietro Amedeo ModestiEditorFrancesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati

Hardcover | December 11, 2018

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In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities.
Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries as well as epidemiologic data on cardiovascular events among migrants. In addition, it presents an in-depth analysis of potential ethnic-group-specific drivers of global  cardiovascular risk within this new and challenging framework  - as well as issues related to its prevention and treatment.
The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome is found to be higher among most minority groups than in the native population, yet their access to treatment and health services may be limited by cultural and language barriers. As health professionals are confronted with such intercultural challenges on a daily basis, specific training and dedicated publications are thus essential to accompany and foster a constructive development towards a pluralist and healthier society. This book addresses that need, offering a unique and revealing resource.
Pietro Amedeo Modesti received his degree in medicine from the University of Florence, where he also trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, prior to completing his studies abroad. He has been an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine since 2000, and is currently responsible for the Internal Medicine courses at the Faculty of Me...
Title:Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension And Global Cardiovascular RiskFormat:HardcoverDimensions:319 pagesPublished:December 11, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319931474

ISBN - 13:9783319931470


Table of Contents

I Ethnicity in the european context.- 1. Multi-ethnic populations in Europe; terminology and classifications.- 2. Migration, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Are we witnessing a paradigm shift?.- 3. Inequalities and health policies in the European countries.- II Ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease.- 4. Ethnic disparities in stroke.- 5. Intracranial atherosclerosis in Asian populations.- 6. Coronary heart disease among non-Western immigrants.- 7. Hypertension and the Heart in Africa.- 8. Ethnicity and hypertension-related target organ damage.- 9. Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives for Africa.- 10. Ethnicity and atrial fibrillation: a counterintuitive phenomenon.- III Drivers predisposing ethnic minorities to cardiovascular disease.- 11. Disparities in Hypertension in the ethnic minority groups; beneficial aspects of minority ethnic group cultures.- 12. Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups in Europe.- 13. Health needs and global cardiovascular risk of Chinese migrants in Europe: which peculiarities?.- 14. Overweight and obesity in ethnic minorities. Ethnic specific cut-off values of obesity indices.- IV Ethnic specific issues for prevention and treatment of hypertension and global cv risk.- 15. New notions on Salt Sensitivity .- 16. Body Image perception in ethnic minorities: implications for prevention.- 17. Risk assessment of future type 2 diabetes and prevention strategies.- 18. Screening strategies for type 2 diabetes and risk stratification in minority groups.- 19. Cardiovascular risk assessment models and ethnicity: implications for hypertension guidelines.- 20. Antihypertensive drug therapy in patients of African and South Asian ethnicity.- 21. Cardiovascular risk factors in migrants: beyond the first generation.- 22. Hypertension in pregnancy and related health outcomes in European ethnic minorities.- 23. Ethnic differences in left ventricular remodelling in athletes: implications for pre-participation visit.