Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorMartin Lawrence, Andrew Neil, David Mant

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Cardiovascular disease remains the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the past 10-15 years many studies have clarified the risks that are important, and the interventions which are effective. This book breaks new ground in both providing clear recommendations on what should be done, and the evidence on which these recommendations are based. It accords with current views that guidelines should be based on evidence, and that the evidence should be clear. The book is split into threesections: the first reviews the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the clinical effectiveness of reducing them; the second examines methods of implementation in practice; and the final section makes practical recommendations, explicitly based on the evidence in the fist two sections.

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Cardiovascular disease remains the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the past 10-15 years many studies have clarified the risks that are important, and the interventions which are effective. This book breaks new ground in both providing clear recommendations on what should be done, and the evidence on which these recomm...

Martin Lawrence is at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. Andrew Neil is at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. David Mant is at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. Godfrey Fowler is at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Part I: Evidence for reducible risk1. Smoking2. Hypertension3. Lipids and lipoproteins4. Nutrition5. Exercise6. Alcohol7. Personality and psychological environment8. Diabetes9. Social Deprivation10. Hormone replacement therapy11. Haemostasis12. Antioxidants13. Prevention of Stroke14. Secondary prevention15. Multiple riskPart II: Evidence for the effectiveness of implementation16. Community-based interventions17. Individual interventions and behaviour change18. Taking the initiative: strategies and implications19. Issues in Measurement20. Screening policyPart III: Implementation21. The population and individual strategies22. Preparing the practice23. Principles of patient management

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`a very comprehensive, accessible and authoritative tect ... the material is laid out and delivered in such a manageable and attractive style that one is tempted to return to it at frequent intervals ... a very useful and enjoyable text ... I shall recommend this book widely, in particular topractice nurses, as essential reading and the ideal textbook for students of preventive cardiology and health promotion.'Mary Walker, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Psychology, Health and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1997