Written by internationally renowned physicians, scientists and cardiologists, Heart Disease in Women addresses the myths and facts about cardiovascular disease in women, one of the most common causes of death in women globally.
The book is organised into eight detailed sections, beginning with prevention and risk factors, followed by investigation, diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease. The following sections cover other conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmias, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital cardiac lesions in pregnancy.
A complete chapter is dedicated to non-invasive testing, including echocardiography and stress myocardial perfusion imaging. The final part deals with miscellaneous topics such as the "unmet challenge" of Peripheral Arterial Disease, the use of ankle-brachial index, cardiovascular implications of cancer in women and, significantly, an update on recent literature concerning heart disease in women.
The book provides a thorough analysis of every aspect of heart disease in women, making it an essential reference for all cardiologists and physicians.
Edited by recognised cardiology expert Navin C Nanda from the University of Alabama, USA
Highly illustrated with more than 500 colour images
Updates cardiologists on the most recent advances in the field
Comprehensive coverage of an extensive range of heart conditions
Navin C Nanda MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Director, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories, University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, The Kirklin Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama, USA President, International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Nurgul Keser MD Professor of Cardiology, Sakarya University Medical Faculty, Sakarya, Turkey
Section 1: Prevention and Risk Factors Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Myths and Facts about a Silent Epidemic Prevention of Heart Disease in Women Sex Differences in the Effects of Leading and Most Prevalent Modifiable Risk Factors Dyslipidemia in Women Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Women: Its Identification and Management Metabolic Syndrome in Women Hypertension in Women Stroke and Women Women and Smoking Job Burnout, Job Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Atherosclerosis and Autoimmune Disease: Mechanisms and Emerging Treatments Hormonal Transitions and the Cardiovascular System in Women Section 2: Coronary Heart Disease A Perspective on Women and Coronary Heart Disease How to Investigate Chest Pain in a Woman Stable Ischemic Heart Disease in Women Acute Coronary Syndromes in Women Section 3: Non-Invasive Testing Echocardiography in Women Non-Invasive Stress Testing in Women Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging-Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in Women Section 4: Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Pericarditis Women and Heart Failure Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Women Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Women Section 5: Arrhythmias Arrhythmias and Implantable Devices in Women Ventricular Arrhythmias in Women: Syncope and Sudden Cardiac Death Section 6: Rheumatic Heart Disease: Valvular Heart Disease Rheumatic Heart Disease in Women Native Valvular Disease in Women Gender Differences in Outcome of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Section 7: Pregnancy Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy Heart Disease in Pregnancy: A Different Perspective Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Congenital Heart Disease in Women Section 8: Miscellaneous Peripheral Arterial Disease in Women: The Unmet Challenge Cardiovascular Implications of Cancer in Women An Update on Recent Literature on Heart Disease in Women Index