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ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology

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ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology

SKU# 9781936287864

Author: Nathan Wong PhD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, Ezra Amsterdam MD, Roger Blumenthal MD, FACC, FAHA


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Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, this highly practical resource focuses on the application of current guidelines and practice standards in the clinical management of cardiovascular risk factors. The Manual presents concise descriptions of each major cardiovascular risk factor, and practical, to-the-point discussions of current best practices in clinical management. In addition, the Manual includes chapters on peripheral arterial disease, stroke, smoking, contemporary cardiovascular imaging, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, thrombosis, nutrition, special populations, novel risk factors, and psychosocial stress. Throughout the Manual, recommendations are based on the most recent prevention guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, including those on Risk Assessment, Lifestyle Recommendations, Blood Cholesterol, and Obesity, as well as the new guidelines on Hypertension.

Chapter authors are recognized leaders in each area of practice, and special efforts have been made by the authors and editors to ensure that the content of all chapters is as up-to-date as possible.

Key Features:

Presents a highly practical focus on the application of current guidelines and practice standards regarding cardiovascular risk factors

Recommendations based on the most recent prevention guidelines

Authored by recognized leaders in the field

Covers all major cardiovascular risk factors, key methodologies in risk assessment, and special issues regarding specific patient populations

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 23, 2014
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287864
  • EISBN 9781617051418

Table of Contents 




Foreword Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD



  1.  National Burden of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors

Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD

Alan S. Go, MD

  2.  Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Andre R. M. Paixao, MD

Jarrett D. Berry, MD, MS

  3.  The New American Prevention Guidelines: Aligning the Guidelines for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Reduction With the Evidence

Neil J. Stone, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA

  4.  Management of High Blood Pressure

William J. Elliott, MD, PhD

  5.  Smoking and Passive Smoking

Russell V. Luepker, MD, MS

  6.  Metabolic Syndrome

Nirmal Sunkara, MD

Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH

  7.  Diabetes Management Guidelines

Donna M. Polk, MD, MPH

  8.  Assessment and Management of Obesity

Rohini J. Patel, MPH

Stanley Bassin, EdD

  9.  Novel Biomarkers and Risk Factors

Henry G. Cheng, MD

Seth S. Martin, MD

Steven R. Jones, MD

10.  Antithrombotic Therapy in the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Terence Hill, MD

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Jessica L. Mega, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Omair K. Yousuf, MD

11.  Psychosocial Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Alan Rozanski, MD, FACC

12.  Role of Stress Testing

Amil M. Shah, MD, MPH

Samia Mora, MD, MHS

13.  Role of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Assessment in Preventative Cardiology

Eric Y. Yang, MD

Vijay Nambi, MD, PhD

14.  Role of Noncontrast Coronary CT for Detection of Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Stratification

Salman Waheed, MD, MPH, MHS

Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH

15.  CardioProtective Dietary Patterns and Preventions of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA

16.  Alcohol and Cardiovascular Diseases

Arthur L. Klatsky, MD

17.  Physical Activity

Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH

Chiadi E. Ndumele, MD, MHS

18.  The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among Women

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS

19.  Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Pediatric Populations

Benjamin Oldfield, MD

Satish Misra, MD

Peter Kwiterovich, MD

20.  Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Guidelines

Danny J. Eapen, MD

Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD

Neal Kumar Bhatia, MD

Ahsan Achtchi, DO

Aalok Patel, MD

Edward Claude Clermont, MD

Dimitri Cassimatis, MD

Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD

Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

21.  Secondary Prevention Guidelines

Monika Sanghavi, MD

Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FACC

22.  Preventing Heart Failure

Jenna Kay, MD

Javed Butler, MD, MPH

23.  Prevention of Ischemic Stroke

Lama Al-Khoury, MD

Hermelinda G. Abcede, MD

Vivek Jain, MD

Mark Fisher, MD

24.  Peripheral Artery Disease

Maya J. Salameh, MD

Elizabeth V. Ratchford, MD

25.  Alternative and Complementary Medical Approaches


26.  Development of a Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

M. Dominique Ashen, PhD, CRNP

Christine L. Nell-Dybdahl, NP-C, MPH, MSN

Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, FACC, FAHA

27.  Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation

C. Tissa Kappagoda, MD, PhD

Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD