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Atherosclerosis Risk Factors

Atherosclerosis Risk Factors
  • Copyright:2004
  • ISBN:9781594250040
  • Pages:192

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Atherosclerosis Risk Factors provides practitioners, laboratorians, and researchers with information about specific characteristics -- called risk factors -- that may be predictive of the development of atherosclerosis. It examines the evidence demonstrating that changing these risk factors impacts the subsequent risk of progression. In essence, the aim of the book is to provide the reader with insight regarding which biochemical atherosclerosis risk factors provide clinically relevant information that will assist the clinician medically -- rather than anatomically -- preventing, arresting, or reversing this disease process, particularly in the coronary arteries. The book also addresses the vascular biology of atherosclerosis and the epidemiologic and analytical criteria for establishing causality of a risk factor, and provides an overview of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the cardiovascular system. We hope the reader will find Atherosclerosis Risk Factors a thought-provoking yet practical tool to help guide strategy for atherosclerosis risk factor assessment.