The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology and the ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology

ISBN : 9780198795049

Stephan Gielen; Guy De Backer; Massimo Piepoli; Catriona Jennings
616 Pages
Multiple Copy Pack
227 x 283 mm
Pub date
Sep 2016
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Combining an accessible and practical how-to manual with a comprehensive textbook, together with full online access to both resources, this pack provides medical professionals with a great value resource covering all aspects of preventive cardiology.This pack comes with full online access to both resources on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the books are published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access codes, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge, and download all the figures and tables. This pack is an essential collection in understanding and delivering effective strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease. It combines The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology, which is the official textbook of the EACPR and a state-of-the art reference work, with The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology, an easy-to-use and portable quick guide to preventive care in practice. The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is comprehensive, and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), clearing connecting the latest evidence-base to strategies and proposals for implementing those findings in clinical practice. The textbook ranges from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention with information on cardio-protective drugs. Case studies, clinical decision-making trees and drug tables with recommended doses and potential side-effects make it easier than ever to implement treatments in practice. IThe ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, it is an invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention. The handbook focuses on practical strategies that can be used in clinical settings. Concise and easily accessible, it guides readers through the patient and family pathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies. Information on how to deliver a health promotion workshop programme and run a supervised exercise programme is also included. Previously published as Preventive Cardiology: A practical manual and now fully revised and updated and packed with checklists and diagrams, such as risk estimation charts, The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology helps health workers contribute in real and practical ways to the prevention of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.


The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology

1.1 Simon Capewell, Torben Jorgensen, Susanna Sans and Martin O'Flaherty: Scope of the problem
the potential of prevention
prevention pays off

2.1 Daniel Teupser: Interaction RF: Genetic background
2.2 Ulf Landmesser and Wolfgang Koenig 2.3: From risk factors to plaque development
2.3 Marco Cattaneo and Ekean M. Faioni: The role of thrombosis

3.1 Ian Graham, Theresa Cooney and Dirk de Bacquer: Ian Graham, Theresa Cooney and Dirk de Bacquer
3.2 Uwe Nixdorff, Pompillio Faggiano, Eike Nagel, Stephan Achenbach, Jose Zamorano and Sara Fernandez: Imaging in cardiovascular prevention
3.3 Diego Vannuzzo and Simona Giampaoli: Primary prevention: Principles and practice
3.4 Massimo Pieopoli, Helmut Gohike and Pantaleo Giannuzzi: Secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation: Principles and practice
3.5 Christian Albus and Christoph Hermann-Lingen: Behaviour and motivation
3.6 Charlotta Pisinger and Serena Tonstad: Smoking
3.7 Jean Dallongeville, Monique Verscheuren and Deborah Lycett: Nutrition (nutriceuticals, functional food, supplements, alcohol, polymeal)
3.8 Stephan Gielen, Alassandro Mezzani, Dabiel Forman, Joseph Niebauer and Lucien Vanhees: Physical inactivity and activity
3.9 Gabriele Riccardi: Overweight, obestity and central obesity
3.10 Robert Fagard, Renata Cifkova and Guiseppe Mancia: Blood pressure
3.11 Zeljko Reienr, Olov Wiklund and John Betteridge: Lipids
3.12 Jaako Tuomilehto, Andre Scheen and Lars Ryden: Glucose intolerance and diabetes
3.13 Kurt Huber and Joao Morais: Coagulation and thrombosis
3.14 Thores Thoerell and Chantal Brisson: Psychosocial factors
3.15 Johan DeSutter, Miguel Mendes and Oscar Franco: Cardioprotective drugs

4.1 Pantaleo Giannuzzi: General remarks
4.2 Ugo Corra and Bernard Rauch: Immediate secondary prevention and referral
4.3 Heinz Voller, Jean-Paul Schmid and Bernard Schwaab: Hospital-based rehabilitation units
4.4 Jean Paul Schmid and Hugo Sanner: Ambulatory preventive care
4.5 Emer Shelley and Margaret Cupples: Health promotion for the general public
4.6 Susan Connolly and Margaret Cupples: Community-based prevention centres

5.1 Kornelia Kotseva, Massimo Piepoli and Neil Oldridge: Measuring quality of care

The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology


2.1 What is a high risk patient?
2.2 How to assess risk
2.3 Biomarkers in risk assessment
2.4 Imaging in risk assessment
2.5 Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk
2.6 Priorities and targets

3.1 Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change
3.2 Lifestyle assessment and intervention: An overview
3.3 Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention
3.4 Smoking cessation
3.5 Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges
3.6 Helping people to become more physically active
3.7 Blood pressure management
3.8 Lipid management
3.9 Blood glucose management
3.10 Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities
3.11 Identifying and managing psychosocial factors
3.12 A total risk management approach: Putting it all together
3.13 Putting educational strategies into practice

4.1 Practicalities (a) hospital, (b) general practice, (c) community
4.2 Staffing and training needs for preventive cardiology initiatives
4.3 How the global care pathway works in practice
4.4 Overcoming barriers to prevention

5.1 Standards and outcome measures
5.2 Audit: principles and examples

About the author: 

Stephan Gielen is the Deputy Director & Head of Department of the University Clinic & Clinic for Internal Medicine III in Halle (Saale), Germany. He was President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation from 2012-2014, and is Speaker of the Working Group of Preventive Cardiology of the German Society of Cardiology, and Vice Speaker of the Working Group on Cardiac Diseases in the Elderly. After his medical education at the University of Bochum, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, he started his internship at Heidelberg University before moving to Leipzig in 1997. ; Guy De Backer graduated as medical doctor at Ghent University in 1968. He holds a special degree in cardiology and in cardiac rehabilitation and he was awarded with an additional degree in public health. From 1973 until 1988 he was a permanent research fellow at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). In 1979 he was awarded with a PhD in epidemiology at Ghent University. From 1988 onwards he was professor of medicine at Ghent University chairing the Department of Public Health from 1989-2009 and the Cardiac Rehabilitation center of the University Hospital from 1983-2009. He is the author or co-author of more than 405 publications in journals cited in SCI, SSCI or AHCI, 120 papers in other journals and more than 40 chapters in books. ; Guy De Backer is a member and the past-chairman of the Superior Health Council in Belgium (1996-2009) and a member and the past-president of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium (2007-2010). ; Professor Massimo F Piepoli is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. ; David Wood is the Garfield Weston Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. With a special interest in prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), Professor Wood has developed Guidelines on CVD prevention for the World Health Organisation, European Society of Cardiology and the British Cardiovascular Society. He has contributed to policy development through the European Heart Health Initiative, leading to the St Valentines Day declaration on CVD Prevention, and subsequently the European Heart Health Charter, which aims to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through political advocacy. ; Catriona Jennings is a cardiac specialist nurse and the European Research Nurse coordinator for EUROACTION and EUROASPIRE III in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. ; Ian Graham qualified in medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He trained in the Adelaide and St. Vincent's Hospitals in Dublin, and at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. He held the post of MRC Research Fellow and, later, Director of Research at St. Vincent's Hospital and was also Director of Research at the Irish Heart Foundation. He is past president of the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Hyperlipidaemia Association, and of the Dublin University Biological Association. He also founded the Irish Cardiac Surgery Register. Awards and distinctions have included a Medical Research Council Fellowship, an ISFC Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship, the first Stokes Lectureship in Dublin and an EU Travelling Fellowship at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Fellowships of the European Society of Cardiology and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is an honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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