Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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Most epidemiologic studies of risk factors for atherosclerosis have been conducted in adult populations, yet there is now evidence that the vascular disease process begins at a young age. This book reviews recent findings that allow physicians to identify and manage children and adolescents who are at the highest risk for the development of premature cardiovascular disease in later life. It covers cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body size, obesity, coronary artery calcification and carotid artery thickness, and discusses the identification, familial aggregation, tracking and management of each of these risk factors.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 halftones, 20 line illustrations
  • 0195150651
  • 9780195150650

Review quote

"This book is a timely work by many prominent contributors summarizing the vast knowledge of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and pediatric primary prevention into a concise reference."--Doody'sshow more

Table of contents

1. Origins of Cardiovascular Disease ; 2. Measures of the Atherosclerotic Process in Children and Young Adults ; 3. Cholesterol in Childhood and Adolescence ; 4. Blood Pressure in Childhood and Adolescence ; 5. Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence ; 6. Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence ; 7. Smoking Prevention and Cessation among Youth ; 8. Promoting Health in the School Settingshow more