Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 18: Myocardial Infarction and Cardiac Death focuses on the prevention and treatment of myocardial infarction. This book explores the synthesis and biological evaluations of hypolipidemic agents.
Organized into seven chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the anatomical and functional characteristics of the blood vessels, which is important in understanding the effect on the microcirculation of alterations in blood flow as would occur in myocardial infarction. This text then explores the two serious consequences that result from occlusion of the coronary arteries and the resultant myocardial infarction, namely, the failure of the heart as pump and the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. Other chapters review the medical treatment for primary and secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and sudden death. The final chapter deals with the interventions in the prevention of myocardial infarction, including drug therapy, surgical procedures, and lifestyle modifications.
This book is a valuable resource for cardiologists and other health professionals.