Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 July 2006

408 Pages | 4 halftones, 20 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195150650

Bookseller Code (05)

Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Edited by Ronald M. Lauer, M.D., Trudy L. Burns, and Stephen R. Daniels, M.D.

Most epidemiologic studies of risk factors for atherosclerosis have been conducted in adult populations, yet there is now evidence that the vascular disease process begins at a young age. This book reviews recent findings that allow physicians to identify and manage children and adolescents who are at the highest risk for the development of premature cardiovascular disease later in life. It covers cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body size, obesity, coronary artery calcification and carotid artery thickness, and discusses the identification, familial aggregation, tracking and management of each of these risk factors.


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