This comprehensive textbook presents major epidemiological research and practical prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease. Your students will develop a firm foundation of knowledge on this major issue of worldwide concern. Learn the major causes and determinants. Discover the latest strategies for prevention and disease management. And understand the effects of cardiovascular disease on industrialized and developing countries. Features include state-of-the-art research examples from the worldwide literature....more than 300 tables, figures, and exhibits... 14 chapters devoted to causes of cardiovascular disease...insights for clinical and preventive practice...and much more. With a unique global perspective, this text is the superlative choice for courses in cardiovascular epidemiology or the epidemiology of chronic disease.