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Ischemic Heart Disease

Edited by David C. Gaze

University of Westminster

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) 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. A coronary even occurs every 25 seconds and CVD kills one person every 34 seconds. 35 people under 65 years of age die prematurely every day due to CVD. The incidence of CVD has declined in recent years due to a better understanding of the pathology, implementation of lipid lowering therapy, new drug regimens and advances in acute surgical intervention. The disease burden has a great financial impact on global healthcare systems and major economic consequences for world economies. This text reviews the epidemiology, development, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease.

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Ischemic Heart DiseaseEdited by David C. Gaze

Published: February 15th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56147

ISBN: 978-953-51-0993-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7092-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

22740 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Ischemic Heart Disease

By David C. Gaze


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2. Myocardial Ischemia in Congenital Heart Disease: A Review

By Fabio Carmona, Karina M. Mata, Marcela S. Oliveira and Simone G. Ramos


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3. Significance of Arterial Endothelial Dysfunction and Possibilities of Its Correction in Silent Myocardial Ischemia and Diabetes Mellitus

By I.P. Tatarchenko, N.V. Pozdnyakova, O.I. Morozova, A.G. Mordovina, S.A. Sekerko and I.A. Petrushin


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4. Sex Differences in Sudden Cardiac Death

By Anastasia Susie Mihailidou, Rebecca Ritchie and Anthony W. Ashton


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5. Costs of Hospitalizations with a Primary Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction Among Patients Aged 18-64 Years in the United States

By Guijing Wang, Zefeng Zhang, Carma Ayala, Diane Dunet and Jing Fang


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6. Biomarkers of Cardiac Ischemia

By David C. Gaze


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7. Is Hyperuricemia a Risk Factor to Cardiovascular Disease?

By Magda H M Youssef


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8. Patient on ACS Pathway – Hypomagnesaemia a Contributory Factor to Myocardial Ischemia

By Ghulam Naroo, Tanveer Ahmed Yadgir, Bina Nasim and Omer Skaf


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9. Cell Autophagy and Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

By Suli Zhang, Jin Wang, Yunhui Du, Jianyu Shang, Li Wang, Jie Wang, Ke Wang, Kehua Bai, Tingting Lv, Xiao Li and Huirong Liu


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10. Progenitor/Stem Cell Engineering for Treatment of Ischemic Heart Diseases: Therapeutic Potentials and Challenges

By Yuliang Feng, Yigang Wang and Shi-Zheng Wu


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11. Role of Fatty Acid Imaging with 123I- β-methyl-p-123I- Iodophenyl-Pentadecanoic Acid (123I-BMIPP) in Ischemic Heart Diseases

By Junichi Taki, Ichiro Matsunari, Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Anri Inaki and Seigo Kinuya


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