Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 12

Eleanor H. Bennington (Editor)

Series: Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research
BISAC: MED010000

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Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in developed societies, affecting >25% of adults. Chapter One analyzes the current evidence about exercise and hypertension. In Chapter Two, a mesh free numerical scheme was proposed, with the aim to resolve the Navier-Stokes equations for the blood flow through the aorta artery with aneurysm disease. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs are considered one of the most complex procedures known to surgeons. Chapter Three presents a review of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in order to provide the fundamental knowledge and updated techniques for the cardiac and vascular surgery team. In Chapter Four, the authors describe coronary hypersensitivity angitis and acute coronary hypersensitivity syndrome (ACHS) in terms of pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic work flow, treatment and prevention. Sinus bradycardia is a common clinical or electrocardiographic finding in both healthy and severely ill patients, reflecting the broad spectrum of pathophysiological substrate and clinical relevance of this disorder. Chapter Five provides a comprehensive overview concerning diagnosis, management and prognosis. Chapter Six discusses how patients who were diagnosed with cirrhosis had higher concentrations of NT pro-BNP if they had left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. The authors discuss how NT pro-BNP might be a useful early marker of cardiomyopathy in patients with cirrhosis. Finally, Chapter Seven helps the reader to understand a patient’s experience of undergoing a CATH procedure, particularly the psychological aspect of the procedure and the lived experience of patients undergoing a CATH. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Exercise Training for Blood Pressure: Perspectives on Resistant Hypertension Management
Susana Lopes, Alberto Jorge Alves, José Mesquita-Bastos and Fernando Ribeiro (School of Health Sciences and Institute of Biomedicine - iBiMED, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. Using a Mesh Free Particle Approach for the Modeling of the Blood Flow in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Alejandro Acevedo-Malavé (Multidisciplinary Center of Sciences, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Mérida, Venezuela)

Chapter 3. Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Current Discoveries and Operative Management
Juan Arturo Siordia and Clauden Louis (University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, US)

Chapter 4. Allergy and Coronary Artery Disease
Ali A. Alsaad, MD and Brian P. Shapiro, MD (Departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, US)

Chapter 5. Sinus Bradycardia: Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis
Daniel Hofer and Nazmi Krasniqi (Division of Cardiology & Electrophysiology, GZO - Zurich Regional Health Center, Wetzikon, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 6. Potential Uses of BNP and NT-Pro-BNP Other Than Mainstream
Koracevic Goran, Atanaskovic Vesna and Micic Sladjana (Department for Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Center Nis, Medical Faculty, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 7. Psychosocial Aspects of Undergoing a Cardiac Catheterization Procedure
Shahnaz M. Ayasrah (Department of Applied Sciences, Al-Balqa Applied University, Ajloun University College, Al-Salt, Jordan)

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