Epidemiology of Arterial Blood Pressure (Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine) (Volume 8)

Epidemiology of Arterial Blood Pressure (Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine) (Volume 8)Hypertension is a major health problem and contrary to ischemic heart disease, which occurs only in Western countries, its distribution is almost universal. It is this universality that has prompted us to gather, in this book, data on arterial blood pressure obtained in different parts of the world. Moreover, cerebrovascular mortality, which is the commonest cause of death from hypertension, is decreasing in most Western countries and in Japan, and the reasons for this are still far from clear. …

October 4, 2013
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Hypertension, pocket guide

Hypertension, pocket guideHypertension is a chronic condition in which arterial blood pressure is elevated. Arterial blood pressure is determined by measuring systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic pressure is defined as the maximal pressure exerted on the aorta when it receives blood pumped from the left ventricle. Diastolic pressure refers to the lowest exerted pressure on the aorta when the left ventricle is at rest and filling with blood. The World Health Statistics 2012 report published by the World Health Organ…

June 2, 2015
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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal ObesityNutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity focuses on the important roles that exercise, dietary changes, and foods play in promoting as well as reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dieticians, and healthcare providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing chronic diseases, especially heart, vascular, and diabetic diseases. Experts from a broad range of disciplines are involved …

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