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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Antonio M Gotto
|Description:||xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease; the lipid hypothesis - is it the only cause of atherosclerosis?; life styles and life style related major risk factors - their combined impact in producing epidemic cardiovascular disease, and the potential for prevention; the role of genetics as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease; multiple risk factors in an Italian population in the 1980's - the gubbio study; cardiovascular risk factors in older individuals; retardation and regression of coronary atherosclerosis - fact or fiction?; cardiovascular risk factors and intervention in children; should (nearly) every postmenopausal woman be treated with estrogen to prevent heart disease?; role of insulin resistance in human disease; the effects of insulin on the cardiovascular system; insulin - a risk factor for cardiovascular disease?; hypertension and dyslipidemia in high risk families; hypertension and aging induce similar changes in molecular, cellular, and connective tissue responses of the arterial wall; plasma renin as a risk factor for heart attack and stroke in hypertension; cardiovascular risk factor profile of hypertension - therapeutic approaches; specific antihypertensive therapy - an achievable goal?; effects of blood pressure control on the prevention of cardiovascular complications in older hypertensives; calcium channel blockade and coronary vasomotility in hypertension; antihypertensive agents and cardiovascular risk; hypertension and atherosclerosis - role of calcium antagonists as antiatherogenic agents with an emphasis on clinical trials; stepped-care versus individualized antihypertensive treatment in the 1990's; body fat distribution and cardiovascular disease; lipoprotein (a) as an athero-antifibrinolytic risk factor; aspirin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; interactions of atherogenic lipoproteins with endothelium and blood cells; left ventricular mass as a measure of preclinical disease in patients with hypertension; increased triglyceride levels and cardiovascular disease; whither triglycerides in the cholesterol campaign; plasma triglyceride and coronary heart disease; role of high density lipoprotein in plasma lipid transport - is cholesterol efflux from cells coupled to lipolysis of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins?; non-pharmacological measures to improve HDL-Cholesterol and plasma triglyceride levels; drugs affecting HDL/Triglyceride levels; fibrates and reversal of atherogenic particles; HDL cholesterol - methodological considerations and laboratory performance.|
|Series Title:||Medical science symposia series, v. 1.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. [and others].|
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- Risk Factors.
- Appareil cardiovasculaire -- Maladies -- Facteurs de risque.
- Athérosclérose -- Facteurs de risque.
- Hart- en vaatziekten.
- Kardiovaskuläre Krankheit.
- Humans -- Heart -- Diseases