Atlas of Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors and Treatment
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Atlas of Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors and Treatment

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ISBN-13:
9781573401876
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2003
Seiten:
284
Autor:
Peter W. F. Wilson
Gewicht:
1656 g
Format:
21x251x316 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This edition is an integral source of information covering topics such as newer coronary risk factors, high-density lipoprotein metabolism, lipid-lowering drugs, endothelium in atherothrombosis, and contributing risk factors. With over 500 exceptional photographs, diagrams, and charts, each chapter illustrates an important facet of diagnosing and treating this common and often fatal disease.
Histopathology of arteriosclerosis.- The endothelium in atherothrombosis.- The macrophage and the atherosclerotic process.- Structure of the plasma lipoproteins.- Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins.- Low-density lipoproteins in atherogenesis.- High-density lipoprotein metabolism.- Dietary effects on cardiovascular risk factors.- Lipid-lowering drugs.- The newer coronary risk factors.- Diabetes mellitus and vascular disease risk.- Gender differences in coronary risk factors and risk interventions.- Cost-effectiveness of risk factors.
We are in the early years of a new millen­ Tremendous interest is now focused on nium and atherosclerotic disease is now the characteristics of atherosclerotic thought to underlie more adult deaths plaques, as we recognize that many clinical than any other disease on the planet. The coronary events are attributable to unstable lifetime burden of risk is high, and lesions that do not cause severe stenoses but Framingham data suggest that approxi­ are prone to rupture and precipitate angina mately 50% of men and 30% of women pectoris or a myocardial infarction. A vari­ will experience coronary heart disease ety of factors are under study to help deter­ during their lifetime. This process begins mine what affects the balance between at a young age, and autopsies of casualties plaque stability and instability. Some of this from the Korean and Vietnam wars as well research is fueled by the fact that therapy for as accident victims in more recent times dyslipidemia often has effects that are not have shown that fatty streak lesions are related to the lipoprotein cholesterol alter­ very common in young adults. Recent ations, but stem from the pleiotropic effects research has extended these pathologic of such medications on hematologic and studies to investigate the dynamics and inflammatory mechanisms. milieu that foster the creation of these The current volume focuses on the early lesions.

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