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Coronary Artery Disease

Current Concepts in Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Treatment

Edited by David C. Gaze

University of Westminster

Cardiovascular disease is ranked as the leading cause of death world wide, responsible for 17.1 million deaths globally each year. Such numbers are often difficult to comprehend. Heart disease kills one person every 34 seconds in the USA alone. Although the leading killer, the incidence of cardiovascular disease has declined in recent years due to a better understanding of the pathology, implementation of lipid lowering therapy new drug regimens including low molecular weight heparin and antiplatelet drugs such as glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors and acute surgical intervention. The disease burden has a great financial impact on global healthcare systems and major economic consequences for world economies. This text aims to deliver the current understanding of coronary artery disease and is split into three main sections: 1. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of coronary artery disease 2. Coronary artery disease diagnostics and 3. Treatment regimens for coronary artery disease

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Coronary Artery DiseaseCurrent Concepts in Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and TreatmentEdited by David C. Gaze

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2448

ISBN: 978-953-51-0262-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6890-4

Copyright year: 2012

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37867 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease

By John F. Beltrame, Rachel Dreyer and Rosanna Tavella


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2. Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

By Ryotaro Wake and Minoru Yoshiyama


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3. Coronary Flow: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Noninvasive Evaluation

By Francesco Bartolomucci, Francesco Cipriani and Giovanni Deluca


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4. Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in CAD: Consequences and Potential Therapeutic Applications

By Alan N. Beneze, Jeffrey M. Gold and Betsy B. Dokken


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5. Coronary Artery Disease and Pregnancy

By Titia P.E. Ruys, Mark R. Johnson and Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink


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6. Cardiovascular Biomarkers for the Detection of Cardiovascular Disease

By David C. Gaze


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7. Do We Need Another Look at Serum Uric Acid in Cardiovascular Disease? Serum Uric Acid as a Predictor of Outcomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction

By Siniša Car and Vladimir Trkulja


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8. Stress Testing and Its Role in Coronary Artery Disease

By Rajkumar K. Sugumaran and Indu G. Poornima


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9. Reassessing the Value of the Exercise Electrocardiogram in the Diagnosis of Stable Chest Pain

By Peter Bourdillon


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10. Effectiveness and Efficiency of Drug Eluting Stents

By José Moreu, José María Hernández, Juan M Ruiz-Nodar, Nicolás Vázquez, Ángel Cequier, Felipe Fernández-Vázquez and Carlos Crespo


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11. Coronary Revascularization in Diabetics: The Background for an Optimal Choice

By Giuseppe Tarantini and Davide Lanzellotti


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12. Diastolic Heart Failure After Cardiac Surgery

By Ahmed A. Alsaddique, Colin F. Royse, Mohammed A. Fouda and Alistair G. Royse


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13. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Managing Angina from Coronary Artery Disease

By Billy Huh


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