Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

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The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature. * Coverage of more than 200 topics, including: applied pharmacology of current and experimental cardiac drugs, gene therapy, MRI, electron-beam CT, PET scan put in perspective, cardiac tests costs and justification, and new frontiers in cardiovascular research * More than 150 helpful figures and illustrations! * Dr. Khan is a well-published and respected expert in heart and heart diseasesCholesterol may be transported in a low-density lipoprotein; thus the term a#39;a#39;low- density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. ... When a doctor states that your cholesterol is 250 mg (6.5 mmol), he is giving you the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, which includes LDL and HDL cholesterol. The total figure is not broken down unless specifically requested by the doctor. ... It appears that oxidative modification of LDL causes an increase in foam cell formation and increased rates of LDLanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases
Author:M. Gabriel Khan
Publisher:Academic Press - 2005-12-14


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