The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology: Putting prevention into practice

Paperback | August 9, 2016

EditorCatriona Jennings, Ian Graham, Stephan Gielen

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The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a "how-to" manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, it isan invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention.While acknowledging that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts must be complemented by societal and community based strategies, this handbook focuses on practical strategies that can be used in clinical settings. Concise and easily accessible, it guides readers through the patient and familypathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies. Information on how to deliver a health promotion workshop programme and run asupervised exercise programme is also included.Previously published as Preventive Cardiology: A practical manual and now fully revised and updated and packed with checklists and diagrams, such as risk estimation charts, The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology helps health workers contribute in real and practical ways to the prevention ofartherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a "how-to" manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, it isan invaluable source of tools and skills to...

Catriona Jennings is a cardiac specialist nurse and the European Research Nurse coordinator for EUROACTION and EUROASPIRE III in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Ian Graham qualified in medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He trained in the Adelaide and St. Vi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674035

ISBN - 13:9780199674039

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Table of Contents

1. What is prevention and why do we need it?2. Who should benefit from prevention?2.1 What is a high risk patient?2.2 How to assess risk2.3 Biomarkers in risk assessment2.4 Imaging in risk assessment2.5 Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk2.6 Priorities and targets3. Practical aspects of prevention3.1 Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change3.2 Lifestyle assessment and intervention: An overview3.3 Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention3.4 Smoking cessation3.5 Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges3.6 Helping people to become more physically active3.7 Blood pressure management3.8 Lipid management3.9 Blood glucose management3.10 Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities3.11 Identifying and managing psychosocial factors3.12 A total risk management approach: Putting it all together3.13 Putting educational strategies into practice4. Setting up preventive cardiology initiatives4.1 Practicalities (a) hospital, (b) general practice, (c) community4.2 Staffing and training needs for preventive cardiology initiatives4.3 How the global care pathway works in practice4.4 Overcoming barriers to prevention5. Quality improvement5.1 Standards and outcome measures5.2 Audit: principles and examples