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Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Edited by Armen Yuri Gasparyan

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cardiovascular risk factors contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease from early life. It is thus crucial to implement preventive strategies addressing the burden of cardiovascular disease as early as possible. A multidisciplinary approach to the risk estimation and prevention of vascular events should be adopted at each level of health care, starting from the setting of perinatology. Recent decades have been marked with major advances in this field, with the emergence of a variety of new inflammatory and immune-mediated markers of heightened cardiovascular risk in particular. The current book reflects some of the emerging concepts in cardiovascular pathophysiology and the shifting paradigm of cardiovascular risk estimation. It comprehensively covers primary and secondary preventive measures targeted at different age and gender groups. Attention is paid to inflammatory and metabolic markers of vascular damage and to the assessment of vascular function by noninvasive standardized ultrasound techniques. This is a must-read book for all health professionals and researchers tackling the issue of cardiovascular burden at individual and community level. It can also serve as a didactic source for postgraduate medical students.

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Cardiovascular Risk FactorsEdited by Armen Yuri Gasparyan

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1079

ISBN: 978-953-51-0240-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6881-2

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

46546 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cardiovascular Risk Investigation: When Should It Start?

By Anabel Nunes Rodrigues, Gláucia Rodrigues de Abreu and Sônia Alves Gouvêa


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2. Early Identification of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents and Follow-Up Intervention Strategies

By Heather Lee Kilty and Dawn Prentice


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3. Novel and Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents

By Alice P.S. Kong and Kai Chow Choi


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4. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly

By Melek Z. Ulucam


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5. Vascular Inflammation: A New Horizon in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

By Vinayak Hegde and Ishmael Ching


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6. Alterations in the Brainstem Preautonomic Circuitry May Contribute to Hypertension Associated with Metabolic Syndrome

By Bradley J. Buck, Lauren K. Nolen, Lauren G. Koch, Steven L. Britton and Ilan A. Kerman


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7. Cardiometabolic Syndrome

By Alkerwi Ala’a, Albert Adelin and Guillaume Michèle


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8. Relationship Between Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Periodontal Disease: Current Knowledge

By Sergio Granados-Principal, Nuri El-Azem, Jose L. Quiles, Patricia Perez-Lopez, Adrian Gonzalez and MCarmen Ramirez-Tortosa


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9. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Diseases: A New Insight and Emerging Strategies

By Ali Reza Khoshdel


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10. Non Invasive Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Profile: The Role of the Ultrasound Markers

By Marco Matteo Ciccone, Michele Gesualdo, Annapaola Zito, Cosimo Mandurino, Manuela Locorotondo and Pietro Scicchitano


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11. Endothelial Progenitor Cell Number: A Convergence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors

By Michel R. Hoenig and Frank W. Sellke


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12. Nitric Oxide Signalling in Vascular Control and Cardiovascular Risk

By Annette Schmidt


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13. An Anti-Inflammatory Approach in the Therapeutic Choices for the Prevention of Atherosclerotic Events

By Aldo Pende and Andrea Denegri


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14. Gender-Specific Aspects in the Clinical Presentation of Cardiovascular Disease

By Chiara Leuzzi, Raffaella Marzullo, Emma Tarabini Castellani and Maria Grazia Modena


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15. The Role of Stress in a Pathogenesis of CHD

By Taina Hintsa, Mirka Hintsanen, Tom Rosenström and Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen


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16. Pulse Pressure and Target Organ Damage

By Adel Berbari and Abdo Jurjus


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17. Low-Level Exposure to Lead as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor

By Anna Skoczynska and Marta Skoczynska


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18. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome as a Systemic Low-Grade Inflammatory Disorder

By Carlos Zamarrón, Emilio Morete and Felix del Campo Matias


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19. New Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Physical Activity

By Nicolás Terrados and Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez


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20. Dietary Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease: What is the Evidence and What Should We Recommend?

By Satoshi Kashiwagi and Paul L. Huang


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21. Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Risk

By Javier Delgado-Lista, Ana I. Perez-Caballero, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Antonio Garcia-Rios, Jose Lopez-Miranda and Francisco Perez-Jimenez


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