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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

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40378 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

21 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

2123

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3. Novel and Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents

By Alice P.S. Kong and Kai Chow Choi

1816

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4. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Elderly

By Melek Z. Ulucam

2368

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

By Vinayak Hegde and Ishmael Ching

1766

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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

1443

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7. Cardiometabolic Syndrome

By Alkerwi Ala’a, Albert Adelin and Guillaume Michèle

2712

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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

2586

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

By Ali Reza Khoshdel

1994

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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

1764

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

By Michel R. Hoenig and Frank W. Sellke

1354

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12. Nitric Oxide Signalling in Vascular Control and Cardiovascular Risk

By Annette Schmidt

2133

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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

1662

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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

1753

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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

1622

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16. Pulse Pressure and Target Organ Damage

By Adel Berbari and Abdo Jurjus

2187

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

By Anna Skoczynska and Marta Skoczynska

1960

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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

1945

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19. New Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Physical Activity

By Nicolás Terrados and Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez

1716

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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

1680

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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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