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Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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.

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Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Risk FactorsEdited by Mehnaz Atiq

Published: March 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2495

ISBN: 978-953-51-0321-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6910-9

Copyright year: 2012

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67047 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lipoprotein (a) and Cardiovascular Risk

By José Antonio Díaz Peromingo


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2. Remnant Lipoproteins are a Stronger Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Events than LDL-C - From the Studies of Autopsies in Sudden Cardiac Death Cases

By Katsuyuki Nakajima and Masaki Q. Fujita


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3. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Liver Transplantation

By Anna Rossetto, Umberto Baccarani and Vittorio Bresadola


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4. Pathogenesis of Renovascular Hypertension: Challenges and Controversies

By Blake Fechtel, Stella Hartono and Joseph P. Grande


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5. Cardiovascular Disease in Inflammatory Disorders - Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

By Aizuri Murad and Anne-Marie Tobin


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6. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Elderly Normolipidaemic Acute Myocardial Infarct Patients

By Arun Kumar


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7. Erectile Dysfunction Complicating Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Disease

By Irekpita Eshiobo, Emeka Kesieme and Taofik Salami


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8. Vascular Dysfunction in Women with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

By Mikiya Nakastuka


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9. The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Status - A Risk Factor for Future Cardiovascular Disease

By Ioana Ilie, Razvan Ilie, Lucian Mocan, Carmen Georgescu, Ileana Duncea, Teodora Mocan, Steliana Ghibu and Cornel Iancu


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10. Premature Atherosclerosis Long After Kawasaki Disease

By Nobutaka Noto and Tomoo Okada


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11. Dysmetabolic Syndrome

By Elvira Craiu, Lucia Cojocaru, Andrei Rusali, Razvan Maxim and Irinel Parepa


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12. The Relationship Between AST/ALT Ratio and Metabolic Syndrome in Han Young Adults - AST/ALT Ratio and Metabolic Syndrome

By Qiang Lu, Xiaoli Liu, Shuhua Liu, Changshun Xie, Yali Liu and Chunming Ma


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13. On the Mechanism of Action of Prolylcarboxypeptidase

By B. Shariat-Madar, M. Taherian and Z. Shariat-Madar


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14. Adolescent Obesity Predicts Cardiovascular Risk

By Jarosław Derejczyk, Barbara Kłapcińska, Ewa Sadowska-Krępa, Olga Stępień-Wyrobiec, Elżbieta Kimsa and Katarzyna Kempa


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15. Peculiarities of Coronary Artery Disease in Athletes

By Halna du Fretay Xavier, Akoudad Hafid, Hamadou Ouceyni and Benhamer Hakim


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16. Blood Pressure Regulation During Bathing: Is There a Cardiovascular Risk?

By Takeshi Otsuki and Yasuko Okuda


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17. Sagittal Abdominal Diameter as the Anthropometric Measure of Cardiovascular Risk

By Edita Stokić, Biljana Srdić, Vladimir Brtka and Dragana Tomić-Naglić


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18. The Use of Reynolds Risk Score in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Apparently Healthy Bosnian Men and Women: Cross-Sectional Study

By Asija Začiragić


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19. The Assessment of Prevalence of Hypertension as Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Adult Population

By Aida Pilav


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20. Theoretical Identification of Behavioral Risk Factors Among Multiple Risk Factors Causing Morning Onset of Cardiac Events due to Circadian Variations

By Fumiko Furukawa and Tatsuya Morimoto


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21. Health Related Quality of Life in Coronary Patients

By María Dueñas, Alejandro Salazar, Begoña Ojeda and Inmaculada Failde


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22. Anger, Hostility and Other Forms of Negative Affect: Relation to Cardiovascular Disease

By Marco A.A. Torquato Jr., Bruno P.F. de Souza, Dan V. Iosifescu and Renerio Fraguas


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23. "Recognizing Hunger" - A Training to Abate Insulin Resistance, Associated Subclinical Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risks

By Mario Ciampolini


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24. Effects of Dietary Fiber Intake on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

By Sara Arranz, Alex Medina-Remón, Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós and Ramón Estruch


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25. Mediterranean Diet and Gene-Mediterranean Diet Interactions in Determining Intermediate Cardiovascular Disease Phenotypes

By Mercedes Sotos Prieto


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