Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease

Hardcover | March 23, 2009

byRonald A. Cohen, John Gunstad

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Roughly one of every three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including more than 70% of persons older than 75 years of age. Long associated with increased risk for mortality and disability, CVD is also a major risk factor for stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Therehas been growing consensus that CVD is also an important contributor to poor neurocognitive outcome in own right. Numerous studies now link CVD to accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities, including neurodegnerative conditions in the elderly. While vasculardementia is the most obvious example of severe brain dysfunction directly tied to chronic vascular disease, evidence is also mounting that Alzheimer's disease may be linked to some of the same pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular disease. This book was written to provide up-to-date insight into these heart-brain connections and the neuropsychology of CVD. Highlights include:* Controversies in vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI)* Effects of aging on cerebral hemodynamics and autoregulation* How blood vessel function contributes to cognitive decline* Updates on the cognitive impact of cardiosurgical procedures* Neurocognitive aspects of heart failure* Neuropsychological evaluation of persons with CVD* Mechanisms by which neurological changes produce cardiac dysfunction* Recent findings in the structural and functional neuroimaging in CVDBoth clinicians and researchers in neuropsychology, health psychology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and many others will find this book an important resource.

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Roughly one of every three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including more than 70% of persons older than 75 years of age. Long associated with increased risk for mortality and disability, CVD is also a major risk factor for stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Therehas been growing consensus that CVD is also an...

Ronald A. Cohen is a Professor of Neuropsychology at Brown University School of Medicine. John Gunstad, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. from Ohio University and completed both internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown Medical School. He currently teaches and conducts research at Kent State University and Su...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.42 inPublished:March 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributor listPart One: Introduction and Overview1. Ronald A. Cohen: Introduction2. Ronald A. Cohen: Neuropsychology of Heart Disease: Levels of Analysis3. John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez, Suhrida Yadavalli, Ashley Szabo: Epidemiological Factors in the Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease4. Elizabeth M. Lane, Susan E. Malone, Robert H. Paul: Vascular dementia: a clinical conundrum5. W. Kin Fung, Athena Poppas: Overview of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathology6. Daniel Forman, Jose Suaya: Cardiac rehabilitation for elderly cardiac patients7. Joel W. Hughes, Elizabeth C. Casey: Depression and Heart Disease: Current Treatment Recommendations and Future Directions in Mechanism ResearchPart Two: Neuropsychological Effects of CVD8. Ronald Cohen, John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez: Clinical considerations in the neuropsychological assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease9. John Gunstad, Kelly Stanek, Ashley Szabo, Lynn Kakos: Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function10. Valerie H. Taylor, G.M. MacQueen: Neuropsychological Sequelae of Metabolic Syndrome11. Jeffrey Browndyke, P Smith: Neurological Sequelae and Cognitive Outcomes Following Cardiosurgical Intervention12. Karin F. Hoth: Heart Failure and Cognitive FunctionPart Three: Systemic and cerebrovascular mechanisms underlying VCI13. E. Jesus Duffis, Marc Fisher: Cardioembolic Stroke14. Farzin Irani: Cardiac Output and Ejection Fraction: Impact on Brain Structure and Function15. Ivy N. Miller, William G. Haynes, David J. Moser: Systemic Vascular Function and Cognitive Function16. Jorge M. Serrador, William P. Milberg: Cerebrovascular hemodynamics and cerebral autoregulation in the aging brain17. Brian E. Hunt: Measurement of Arterial Function and Reactivity18. Louise Allan: Autonomic Nervous System Function in Persons with Neurological Conditions19. Istvan Csapo, Troy Russell, Jared Price, Daniel McCaffrey, Jeffrey Dewey, Ekta Sem, David F. Tate: Structural and Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Vascular Risk Factors20. Lawrence H. Sweet, Andreana P. Haley, Ronald A. Cohen: Functional Neuroimaging In Cardiovascular Disease21. Melissa Lamar, Cate C. Price, Tania Giovannetti, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon: The Dysexecutive Syndrome Associated with Subcortical White Matter Disease and Related White Matter Pathology