Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practicing in specific cardiology domains.
The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology digital version has been comprehensively reviewed for 2016/17. Chapters have been updated to include the latest information on guidelines and practice in preventive cardiology. Terminology has been amended where relevant, references have been updated throughout the work, and new downloadable figures and tables have been added to enhance this comprehensive online textbook.
All chapters have been reviewed for the need to update and substantial amendments have been made to the following:
With each update, a short explanation gives the key aspects of the updated content. Please use your unique access codes to review the latest content on the digital platform.
Edited by Stephan Gielen, Guy De Backer, Massimo Piepoli, and David Wood
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 cardioprotective 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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Edited by Catriona Jennings, Ian Graham, and Stephan Gielen
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 cardioprotective 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 atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This print edition of The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology, Putting Prevention into Practice comes with access to the online version of 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.
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 risk4. Biomarkers in risk assessment5. Imaging in risk assessment6. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk7. Priorities and targets Part 2. Practical aspects of prevention 8. Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change9. Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention10. Smoking cessation11. Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges12. Helping people to become more physically active13. Blood pressure management14. Lipid management15. Blood glucose management16. Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities17. Identifying and managing psychosocial factors18. Putting educational strategies into practice Part 3. Setting up Preventive Cardiology Initiatives 19. The Global Care Pathway and how it works in practice20. Examples of the initiatives in different care settings: Starting preventive and rehabilitative care in hospital21. Examples of initiatives in different care settings: Community22. Ensuring quality of interventions
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