Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology
From Aetiology to Public Health
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|Format:||Hardback, 571 pages|
|Other Information: ||30 line drawings, bibliography|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 September 1992|
This is a textbook on the epidemiology and prevention of ischaemic heart disease, written by a team of international contributors. It covers major areas of new work and deals with aetiology, appropriate methodology, and the application of research data to the development of policy, showing how epidemiologists can use their knowledge to inform and analyze public health policies. This book charts the changes that have occurred in coronary heart disease mortality, following the its emergence in countries undergoing economic development and other changes. The contributors emphasize the important established risk factors for heart disease, and the importance of public health as an end-point of epidemiological research is also stressed. This text is aimed at those who require an up-to-date view of coronary heart disease epidemiology and those who appreciate that coronary heart disease serves as an instructive example of the application of research to the formation and evaluation of public health policy. It is intended as a reference work for medical students and a text for more advanced students and practitioners of epidemiology and public health and those concerned with the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Table of Contents
Coronary heart disease - rise and fall of a modern epidemic; contribution of epidemiology to understanding coronary heart disease; establishing major coronary risk factors; the Framingham experience; the maternal and infant origins of cardiovascular disease; coronary risk factors in childhood; blood pressure in the elderly; coronary heart disease in the elderly; regional variations in heart disease in Great Britain - risk factors and changes in environment; methods in nutritional epidemiology; nutrition and international patterns of disease; design ad analysis of multicentre studies - the INTERSALT study; linoleic acid, antioxidant, vitamins, and coronary heart disease; diabetis, insulin, ethnicity and coronary heart disease; obesity and body fat distribution as predictors of coronary heart disease; exercise versus heart attack - history of a hypothesis; the psycho-social environment, stress, and coronary heart disease; sex difference, hormones and coronary heart disease; atheroma and thrombosis in cardiovascular disease - separate or complementary?; coronary risk factors and non-cardiovascular disease; strategies of prevention - the individual and the population; intervention in high risk groups - blood pressure; reduction of cholesterol-mediated risk - the role of the doctor; cholesterol and coronary heart disease - to screen or not to screen; assessing the evidence - risks and benefits, the role of meta-analysis; secondary prevention of coronary heart disease - drug intervention and life-style modification; the primary prevention of hypertension and the population blood pressure problem; from observation to policy - cholesterol, smoking; monitoring coronary heart disease in the community - why and how?; changing individual behaviour; community programmes in coronary heart disease prevention and health promotion - changing community behaviour; role of organizing public health in cardiovascular disease prevention; national strategies for dietary change.
|Publisher: ||Oxford University Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.12 kg)|