Editor: Salvatore Novo

Preclinical Atherosclerosis, Global Cardiovascular Risk and Cardiovascular Events

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $90
Printed Copy: US $71
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-559-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-221-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/978160850522191120101

Introduction

The simple assessment of atherosclerotic risk factors is not an accurate tool to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults without past history of atherosclerotic disease. Preclinical atherosclerotic increases the global cardiovascular risk and should be evaluated for a better risk stratification. Intima-media thickness (IMT), reduced ankle-brachial pressure index (ABI) and impaired flow mediated dilatation (FMD) are independent markers of multifocal but subclinical atherosclerosis and result associated with an increased rate of cardiovascular events. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) may be a useful non-invasive technique to detect silent coronary disease (CAD) in patients with peripheral preclinical atherosclerosis. This ebook outlines “preclinical athersclerosis” and its markers in clinical practice. The ebook gives simple but clear information for a better stratification of global cardiovascular risk. The text serves as an important guide for medical professionals involved in the management of cardiovascular patients.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Salvatore Novo
University of Palermo
Italy




Co-Editor(s):
Jawed Fareed
Loyola University Medical Center
USA


Evi Kalodiki
Ealing Hospital and Imperial College
London, SW7 2AZ
London


Jeanine M. Walenga
Loyola University Medical Center
USA




Contributor(s):
Amoroso G. Rita
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy


Bonura Francesca
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy


Carità Patrizia
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy


Corrado Egle
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy


Novo Giuseppina
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy


Novo Salvatore
Chair and Post-graduate School of Cardiovascular Diseases
Center for the Study of Preclinical and Multifocal Atherosclerosis, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone
Palermo
Italy




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