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Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease

Author: Ronald R Watson; Sherma Zibadi
Publisher: London : Elsevier Ltd. : Academic Press, 2018.
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Lifestyle and Heart Health and Disease provides a comprehensive evaluation of lifestyle factors that modify heart function and structure. It includes coverage of a wide range of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse, nutrition and psychosocial factors. The book clearly presents the scientific evaluation of published research relating to general responses by scientists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)994477386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald R Watson; Sherma Zibadi
ISBN: 9780128112809 0128112808
OCLC Number: 1020066586
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Part I: Overview and Mechanisms; Chapter 1: Cardiovascular Diseases, Obesity, and Lifestyle Changes; Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronary Heart Disease; Biophysical Properties of the Arterial System; Distribution and Correlates of Major CVD Risk Factors in Obese African Americans; Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring; Diet and Physical Activity Intervention; Conclusion; References; Further Reading Chapter 2: Public Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Numbers: Contextual Factors Affecting Knowledge and Health Behavior, an ...Introduction; Conceptual Significance of the Health Belief Model; Purpose of the Present Chapter; Knowledge of Target Numbers and Personal Levels for CVD Risk Indicators; Blood Pressure; Lipids; Body Mass/Obesity; Blood Glucose; Interventions Targeting Awareness of CVD Risk Factors; Effectiveness of Interventions; Other Potential Strategies and Venues for Addressing Awareness of Risk Numbers; Recommendations; Conclusions; References Chapter 3: Extension of Peer Support from Diabetes Management to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management in Prima ...Background on Peer Support; Formative Evaluation and Lessons for Implementation; Recruitment; Peer Leader Selection and Training; PLSP Meetings and Activities; Peers Link the Residential and Clinical and Promote Informal Mutual Support; Variable Implementation Across CHSCs; Evaluation of Effectiveness; Qualitative Evaluation: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Barriers to Implementation; Cultural Influences on Support Within the PLSP; Emotional Support; Peer Leader Roles Importance of Organizational SupportSustainability, Adoption, and Extension to Cardiovascular Disease; Adaptation of CVD Prevention Program; Lifestyle Intervention and Peer-Led Group Activities; Roles and Contributions of Peer Group Leader; Evaluation Lifestyle Education and Intervention Sessions; Program Acceptability by Health Professionals and Program Participants; Reflections, Conclusions, and Future Directions; Standardization and Adaptability; References; Chapter 4: Heart Health and Children; Introduction; Tobacco Smoke Exposure; Diet; Physical Activity; Body Weight; Cholesterol Blood PressureBlood Sugar; Prevention, Screening, and Treatment of CVD in Children and Adolescents; Prevention: Smoke Exposure; Prevention: Nutrition; Prevention: Physical Activity and Inactivity; Screening and Treatment in Primary Care; The Role of Caregivers and Families; Conclusion; References; Further Reading; Chapter 5: Lifestyle Factors and the Impact on Lifetime Incidence and Mortality of Coronary Heart Disease; Historical Introduction; Short-Term Follow-Up Studies; Lifetime Effects of Lifestyle and Effects in Very Elderly People; Conclusions; References
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Lifestyle and Heart Health and Disease provides a comprehensive evaluation of lifestyle factors that modify heart function and structure. It includes coverage of a wide range of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse, nutrition and psychosocial factors. The book clearly presents the scientific evaluation of published research relating to general responses by scientists, physicians and patients, along with new research on the role of lifestyle in the prevention, amelioration and causation of cardiac remodeling and disease.Explains the pathogenic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and the targets of therapyPresents methods contained within the book that can be applied to the diagnosis of heart diseaseContains a concise summary with recommendations for actions and conclusionsProvides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of key ideas associated with many aspects of lifestyle

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