Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Johnny Chahine

University of Minnesota

Johnny Chahine, M.D. is passionate about clinical research in cardiovascular medicine. His papers are well-published in high-impact journals.


Age Gender Hypertension Hyperlipidemia Metabolic Syndrome Hyperglycemia Diabetes Family History Chronic Kidney Disease Obesity Inflammatory Markers Stroke

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Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the world. Some risk factors are unpreventable, like family history, age, gender, and some forms of chronic kidney disease, and are described in this book for risk stratification purposes. Others are avoidable ones, like consumption of carbohydrates, smoking, obesity, and insulin resistance. We aim to highlight the impact of those avoidable risk factors and the benefit of adopting a healthy lifestyle early on. Many risk factors are intermingled, like hypertension and kidney disease, thus, the control of one risk factor can prevent the occurrence of another. Also, early lifestyle modification, like weight loss, can prevent the occurrence of non-reversible ones, like diabetes. On the other hand, the accumulation of multiple risk factors can make a person ineligible for some advanced therapies; a patient on dialysis due to hypertensive kidney disease might not be eligible for some forms of ventricle assist devices for ischemic cardiomyopathy.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 9th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 7th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: July 6th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 24th 2021

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Expected publication date: November 23rd 2021

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Johnny Chahine

University of Minnesota

Graduated from medical school in 2016 and moved to Cleveland for my Internal Medicine residency in 2017. Currently in the twin cities as a cardiology fellow at the University of Minnesota. I strive for excellence in my medical knowledge but also for a friendly environment for my colleagues and patients. After all, a smile is contagious!

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