cardiovascular diseases

Public Health and Community Nutrition

Author: Elizabeth Eilender. Pages: 70 Size: 1.33 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Momentum Press
Published: 28 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781606508701

Poor quality dietary habits are one of the most pressing public health concerns of our time. As a society, we are faced with the paradox of malnutrition and overconsumption existing side-by-side. Many people in our communities deal with the stark reality of food insecurity coupled with a reliance on inexpensive, nutrient-poor calories that contribute to the nationwide prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. As a resource for both students and practitioners, Public Health and Community Nutrition provides an overview of how social determinants of health and socioeconomic factors that influence a population’s or an individual’s well-being¾contribute to the existence of health disparities in the United States. Now more than ever, diet and health experts are needed to address these 21st-century public health challenges that require specific professional competencies related to nutritional assessment, knowledge of food assistance and support options, and nutrition education skills that are appropriate for targeted audiences.

Sedentary Behavior and Health

Author: Edited By Weimo Zhu, Neville Owen. Pages: 456 Size: 13.88 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 19 January, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781492545095

From office jobs and long commutes to passive entertainment like television and video games, humans are sitting more than ever. Though lack of exercise has major health consequences, researchers are now examining the additional and widespread health risk of the simple act of sitting for extended periods. With research from leading scientists, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions presents evidence on sedentary behavior, its apparent health risks, and suggestions on measuring and altering this behavior. The highly respected international author team provides an interdisciplinary review of current research, examining scientific, public health, and broader social questions about the implications of sedentary behavior. These topics include humans` physiological predispositions, exacerbation of current health conditions like obesity and diabetes, and the design and ergonomics of offices and chairs. To examine the many facets of this developing area of study, Sedentary Behavior and Health is divided into five parts:

  • Sedentary Behavior Concepts and Context- reviews the physiology of sedentary behavior, investigating current habits from the perspectives of evolution, industrial engineering, and design.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Health- explores the relationship between sedentary behavior and several major chronic diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and low-back pain.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Sedentary Behavior- explains research methods for understanding and measuring sedentary behavior in order to recognize patterns and design interventions.
  • Sedentary Behavior and Subpopulations- covers issues, risks, and behaviors in groups such as children, working adults, older adults, and minorities.
  • Changing Sedentary Behavior- provides methods and recommendations for improvement with environmental, social, community, worksite, and technology-based interventions.

Included in this groundbreaking text are learning objectives, key concepts, and study questions to focus attention on key issues and reinforce concepts. Reviews of the literature in the field are presented, many with comparisons in table form, to provide the full scope of research. Sidebars throughout the text apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. Inactivity is mismatched with many aspects of humans` genetic makeup. While it is becoming the new norm, the consequences of this behavior are emerging as a public health threat. Sedentary Behavior and Health will serve as a key reference for the rapidly emerging research area of sedentary behavior.

Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography

Author: Sanjay M. Banypersad, Keith Pearce. Pages: 217 Size: 26.67 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 12 December, 2011
eISBN-13: 9781119958505

Sitting an accreditation examination is a daunting prospect for many trainee echocardiographers. And with an increasing drive for the accreditation of echocardiography laboratories and individual echocardiographers, there is a need for an all-encompassing revision aid for those seeking accreditation. The editors of this unique book have produced the only echocardiography revision aid based on the syllabus and format of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) national echocardiography accreditation examination and similar examinations administered across Europe. Written by BSE accredited members, fully endorsed by the BSE, and with a foreword by BSE past-president, DR. Simon Ray, this indispensable guide provides a valuable insight into how echocardiography accreditation exams are structured. Crucially, to support students with the more challenging video section of the exam, a companion website provides video cases, and with clear and concisely-structured explanations to all questions, this is an essential tool for anyone preparing to sit an echocardiography examination.

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs 6th ed.

Author: [edited By] Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Mark A. Wood. Pages: 576 Size: 6.34 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Published: 25 March, 2005
eISBN-13: 9781405150071

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, is the ideal resource for clinicians who need an accessible, clinically-focused guide to cardiac pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs. Completely updated, and now with larger full-color images throughout, this new sixth edition offers thorough coverage of essential topics like:

  • Indications for both temporary and permanent pacing
  • Pacing hemodynamics explained in clinically relevant terms with simple algorithms for mode selection and device programming
  • Tips and Tricks for implantation and removal of devices and left ventricular leads
  • Evaluation and management of pacemaker and ICD device malfunctions
  • MRI safety and how to follow patients with devices
  • Remote follow up and more
  • Thoroughly revised and redone to provide more tables, charts and figures explaining devices

Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology) (2 ed.)

Author: Sara Thorne and Sarah Bowater
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2017
Print ISBN-13: 9780198759959
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780198759959.001.0001

To the adult cardiologist, the language of congenital heart disease (CHD) can be confusing and the spectrum of disease bewildering. This book aims to dispel confusion and equip cardiology trainees, general cardiologists, and acute medicine physicians with a sound understanding of the principles of the physiology and management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), so that they can treat emergencies and recognize the need for referral to a specialist unit. This handbook provides both rapid reference for use when the clinical need arises and also an insight into the basic principles of congenital heart disease, giving the reader a good grounding in the care of the adult with congenital heart disease. It presents an introduction to ACHD. It describes specific lesions and general management issues of adult congenital heart disease.

OSH Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Author: Ed Nicol, James Stirrup, Andrew D. Kelion, and Simon P.G. Padley
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2011
Print ISBN-13: 9780199572595
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199572595.001.0001

This handbook provides practical guidance on performing, analysing and interpreting cardiovascular CT scans in an accessible format.

OSH Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Author: Saul G. Myerson, Jane Francis, and Stefan Neubauer
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2010
Print ISBN-13: 9780199549573
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199549573.001.1

This is a practical guide on performing, analysing and interpreting CMR scans; though not meant as a comprehensive text book, this handbook covers all major disease areas in sufficient detail, along with sections on understanding CMR, practical aspects of scan acquisition, and integrated pathology.

OSH Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation

Author: Yaver Bashir, Timothy R. Betts, and Kim Rajappan
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2010
Print ISBN-13: 9780199550180
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199550180.001.0001

The first concise practical training guide for medical, technical and industry personnel needing easily accessible, detailed information on the theory and practice of modern invasive investigation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

OSH Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention

Author: Andrew Mitchell, Nick West, Paul Leeson, and Adrian Banning
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2011
Print ISBN-13: 9780199295791
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199295791.001.0001

A practical guide to performing a comprehensive cardiac catheterisation study, setting the standard for training and competency.

OSH Cardiovascular Imaging

Author: Paul Leeson
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2011
Print ISBN-13: 9780199559237
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199568451.001.0001

Cardiovascular Imaging provides an excellent overview of the current technology in X-Ray, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, nuclear imaging, and computed tomography.