Medicine » Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Edited by Mehnaz Atiq, ISBN 978-953-51-0321-9, 524 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 21, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2495
Edited Volume

Among the non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in both the developed and the developing countries. The spectrum of risk factors is wide and their understanding is imperative to prevent the first and recurrent episodes of myocardial infarction, stroke or peripheral vascular disease which may prove fatal or disabling. This book has tried to present an update on risk factors incorporating new research which has thrown more light on the existing knowledge. It has also tried to highlight regional diversity addressing such issues. It will hopefully be resourceful to the cardiologists, general practitioners, family physicians, researchers, graduate students committed to cardiovascular risk prevention.