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Prevention and Rehabilitation Textbooks



ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology

Edited by Stephan Gielen, Guy De Backer, Massimo Piepoli, and David Wood

  • Official textbook of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology
  • State of the art resource for both the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  • Comprehensive, practical and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)
  • Covers a range of topics from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention and information on cardio-protective drugs

 

Covering both principles and practice, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'state of the art' resource for both the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive, practical and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), it clearly connects the latest evidence base to strategies and proposals for the implementation of prevention in clinical practice.

With a strong clinical focus the topics covered range from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention and information on cardio-protective drugs. Case studies, clinical decision-making trees and drug tables with recommended doses and potential side-effects make it easier than ever to implement treatments in practice.

Drawing together current knowledge and evidence, and examining all aspects of preventive cardiology in one succinct volume, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is the ideal guide for the physician and allied health professional working to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in their daily practice.

Readership: Specialist cardiologists, general physicians, specialist nurses and allied health professionals.

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ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology

Edited by Catriona Jennings, Ian Graham, and Stephan Gielen

  • A 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals based on the Oxford Care Manual of Preventive Cardiology
  • Complements the Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and is in line with recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology
  • Guides readers through the patient and family pathway - 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
  • Includes a year's online access on Oxford Medicine Online

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 Preventive Cardiology, it is an 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 family pathway - 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 a supervised 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 of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

This print edition of The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology, Putting Prevention into Practice comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. What is prevention and why do we need it?
1. Why do we need CVD prevention?
2. What is a high risk patient?
3. How to assess risk
4. Biomarkers in risk assessment
5. Imaging in risk assessment
6. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk
7. Priorities and targets
Part 2. Practical aspects of prevention
8. Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change
9. Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention
10. Smoking cessation
11. Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges
12. Helping people to become more physically active
13. Blood pressure management
14. Lipid management
15. Blood glucose management
16. Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities
17. Identifying and managing psychosocial factors
18. Putting educational strategies into practice
Part 3. Setting up Preventive Cardiology Initiatives
19. The Global Care Pathway and how it works in practice
20. Examples of the initiatives in different care settings:Starting preventive and rehabilitative care in hospital
21. Examples of initiatives in different care settings:Community
22. Ensuring quality of interventions