Circadian Cardiology with Focus on both Prevention and Intervention

Krasimira Hristova (Editor)
National Heart Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abdulla Shehab (Editor)

Germaine Cornelissen (Editor)
Halberg Chronobiology Center, University of Minnesota, Medical School, Minneapolis, USA

R.B. Singh (Editor)
Halberg Hospital and Research Institute, IFTM University, Civil Lines, Moradabad, India
TsimTsoum Institute, Ulica Gołębia, Kraków, Poland

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

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Cardiovascular diseases have become a major cause of death in both middle and higher income countries despite significant increases in evidence-based drug therapy and interventions as well as cardiovascular surgery. It seems logical to educate the world about actual causes of cardiovascular diseases, which are important in the pathogenesis of these problems. The science of chronocardiology gives due consideration to our cardiovascular functions according to time structures which appear to be related to light and dark cycles of 24 hours, due to day and night. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - In Memoriam, Franz Halberg, MD (5 July 1919 – 9 June 2013) (pp. 1-8)
Germaine Cornelissen, Francine Halberg, Julia Halberg, Othild Schwartzkopff and R. B. Singh

Chapter 2 - Editorial: The ‗West‘ Has Made the Worst Model of Health and Is Pushing the World to the Slow Moving Disaster on Total Health (pp. 9-14)
Toru Takahashi, PhD, R. B. Singh, MD, PhD, Kuniaki Otsuka, MD, PhD, R. R. Watson, PhD, Prof. D. W. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Fabien De Meester, PhD

Chapter 3 - Reminiscences: In Memoriam of Franz Halberg (5 July 1919 – 9 June 2013) (pp. 15-50)
Germaine Cornelissen, Mary Sampson, Cathy Lee Gierke, Larry A. Beaty and Othild Schwartzkopff

Chapter 4 - Riding the Chronobiology Roller Coaster with Franz Halberg for Nearly Half a Century: A Memoir (pp. 51-62)
Robert B. Sothern

Chapter 5 - The Cosmos with Aeolian Cycles, Tipping the Scale between Death and Survival: An Indispensable Control (pp. 63-76)
Franz Halberg, Kuniaki Otsuka, Yoshihiko Watanabe, George Katinas, Zhengrong Wang and Germaine Cornélissen

Chapter 6 - Tribute to Professor Franz Halberg: Chronobiology and Chronomics: Four Decades of Research from Cardiff, Durham and Tsim Tsoum (pp. 77-102)
Douglas W. Wilson, Keith Griffiths, Fabien de Meester, Agnieszka Wilcyznska, Toru Takahashi and Ram B Singh

Chapter 7 - Proatherogenic Risk Factors and under-Nutrition among Adolescents in South East Asia: When to Eat and What to Eat? (pp. 103-122)
Shabnam Omidvar, Sumit Karn, Shahla Shafiee, R. B. Singh, Miki Tokunaga, H. S. Buttar and D. W. Wilson

Chapter 8 - Tides at Solid Earth: Biomedical Effects (An ―Anatomy‖ of Tidal Waves) (pp. 123-130)
Miroslav Mikulecký

Chapter 9 - Circadian Disruption and Vascular Variability Disorders (VVD): Mechanisms Linking Aging, Disease State and Arctic Shift-Work: Applications for Chronotherapy (pp. 131-158)
D. G. Gubin, G. Cornelissen, D. Weinert, A. S. Vetoshkin, L. I. Gapon, N. P. Shurkevich, F. A. Poshinov, N. V. Belozerova and L. A. Danilova

Chapter 10 - Personalized Circadian Timing of Exercise (pp. 159-174)
R. B. Singh, Franz Halberg, Germaine Cornelissen, Jarmila Siegelova, Krasimira Hristova, Eri Toda, Toru Takahashi, Jan Fedacko and Kuniaki Otsuka

Chapter 11 - The Origin of Life and the Evolution of Circadian System and the Role of Circadian Rhythms in Cardiovascular Diseases (pp. 175-188)
D. W. Wilson, F. De Meester, R. B. Singh and Elena Gerasimova

Chapter 12 - Causes and Risk Factors of Chronic Heart Failure in India (pp. 189-200)
Krasimira Hristova, Ram B. Singh, Jan Fedacko, Eri Toda, Adarsh Kumar, Manoj Saxena, Anjum Baby, Takahashi Toru, Fabien De Meester and Douglas W. Wilson

Chapter 13 - The Effects of Fireworks on Ambient Air and Possible Impact on Cardiac Health, during Deepawali Festival in North India (pp. 201-216)
Raina Pal, Mahima, A. Gupta, Chitra Singh, Anamika Tripathi and R. B. Singh

Chapter 14 - Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hypertension in Rangpur, Bangladesh (pp. 217-230)
Ratindra Nath Mondal, Md. Ashraful Haque, Shah Md. Sarwer Jahan, Abul Kalam Azad, Md. Mahfuzer Rahman, Moni Rani, B. D. Bidhu, A. K. M. Shaheduzzaman, Md. Zakir Hossain, Md. Kumruzzaman Sarker, Amaresh Chandra Shaha and R. B. Singh

Chapter 15 - Hypertension in the Elderly (pp. 231-240)
N. S. Neki, Miki Tokunaga, Toru Takahashi, Jan Fedacko and Elena Gerasimova

Chapter 16 - Effect of Environmental Factors on New Biomarkers in Relation to Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes (pp. 241-254)
Miki Tokunaga, Toru Takahashi, R. B. Singh, Elena Gerasimova, Lekh Juneja, Baby Anjum and N. S. Verma

Chapter 17 - Nutrition in Transition from Homo erectus to Homo modestis (pp. 255-272)
Fabien De Meester, Toru Takahashi, Ram B. Singh, Eri Toda, Hyun Ho Shin, Moon-Kyu Lee, Vicky Beeharry, Krisimira Hristova, Jan Fedacko, Daniel Pella, Douglas W Wilson, Lekh R. Juneja and Danik M. Martyrosyan

Chapter 18 - Association of Cocoa Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases and Other Chronic Diseases (pp. 273-302)
Shabnam Omidvar, Sanghamitra Pati, R. B. Singh, Toru Takahashi, Hyun Ho Shin, Moon-Kyu Lee, Sung-Rae Kim, Jan Fedacko, Reema Singh, Narcis Tribulova, Krasimira Hristova, Fabien De Meester, Agnieszka Wilczynska, D. W. Wilson, Danik Martyrosyan, R. B. Singh, Rakesh Sharma and Lekh R. Juneja

Chapter 19 - You Are What You Eat, Which Depends on Available Food and Agriculture? (pp. 303-312)
Rukam S. Tomar, Ran S. Tomar, Raina Pal, Anamika Tripathi and R. B. Singh

Chapter 20 - Plasma C Reactive Protein and Homocysteine Concentration in Relation to Increased Intake of Fruits and Vegetables (pp. 313-326)
Eagappan Kannan, Philip G. Mamatha and Sangeetha C. Deena

Chapter 21 - Can a Changed Food Industry Prevent Cardiovascular and Other Chronic Diseases? (pp. 327-334)
R. B. Singh, Fabien De Meester, Agnieszka Wilczynska, Toru Takahashi, Lekh Juneja and R. R. Watson

Chapter 22 - Singh‘s Verbal Autopsy Questionnaire for the Study of Prevalence of Behavioural Risk Factors among Decedents Dying Due to Cardiovascular and Other Causes of Death (pp. 335-354)
Krasimira Hristova, J. P. Sharma, R. B. Singh, Jan Fedacko, Miki Takanuga, Toru Takahashi and D. W. Wilson

Chapter 23 - New Roles of Coenzyme Q10 in Cardiovascular Diseases, Discovered by a Single Group (pp. 355-370)
Anna Gvozdjáková, Toru Takahashi, R. B. Singh, Fabien De Meester, Douglas W. Wilson and Fred L. Crane

Chapter 24 - Arrhythmia in Elderly Subjects (pp. 371-380)
N. S. Neki, Miki Tokunaga, Toru Takahashi, Jan Fedacko and Elena Gerasimova

Chapter 25 - Can Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Be Safely Performed without Surgical Backup? (pp. 381-384)
Jan Fedacko, Viola Vargova, R. B. Singh, Eri Toda, Krasimira Hristova and Daniel Pella

Chapter 26 - Wealth Can Defeat Death and Achieve Heart Health in the United States (pp. 385-390)
R. B. Singh, R. N. Mondal, Krasimira Hristova, Toru Takahashi, Daniel Pella, Fabien De Meester, Elena Gerasimova and D. W. Wilson

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