The Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This volume provides an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic, preventive and treatment modalities for cardiovascular disease. It emphasizes emerging therapeutic and nutraceutical interventions in cardiovascular disease. The main objectives for writing this book are to provide good health, reduce morbidity and mortality and socio-economic burden of illness to society and health care costs related to cardiovascular disease. This book is composed of the following 10 chapters.
Flaxseed in Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Management Of Chronic Ischemia Of The Lower Limbs
Carotid Artery Stent and Medical Management of Carotid Disease
Management of Subclavian Vein Thrombosis Known as Paget-Schroetter Syndrome
Current Management of Major Upper and Lower Extremity Vascular Trauma
Vascular Embolization: Indications, Materials and Techniques
Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta
Management Of Valvular Heart Disease - Surgical Perspective
The individual chapters are written by authors with expertise in their respective fields and are internationally well recognized. This book provides a comprehensive reference for clinicians, scientists, medical residents and students and other health care providers.
John B. Chang, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.A. is a board certified vascular surgeon working as teaching faculty at a major university affiliated teaching institution, Northshore-LIJ Health Care System in New York, teaching medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. His practice includes open and endovascular procedures. His academic appointments include Professor of Clinical Surgery, Hofstra Northshore-LIJ School of Medicine, Hofstra University, Uniondale, New York, and Professor of Clinical Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York. He currently serves as Director, Long Island Vascular Center, Roslyn, New York; Chairman, Board of Directors, International College of Angiology, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Angiology, and Founding Chairman, Asian Society for Vascular Surgery. He has authored numerous books including the first English written Textbook of Angiology, and published many articles on the management of patients with vascular diseases. He has received numerous citations and awards for his work in the field of angiology and vascular surgery.
Kailash Prasad received his B.Sc. (Distinction) in 1952 from Patna University, MBBS (Hons.) in 1957 from Bihar University, MD in 1961 from Delhi University, India, and Ph.D (Pharmacology) in 1967 from University of Alberta, Canada. He was a Lecturer in Lady Harding Medical College, University of Delhi, India from 1951 to 1964. He was Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, then Associate Professor and full Professor in Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada. He was also an associate member and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Since 1997 he is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a fellow of the Royal College Physicians of Canada, American College of Cardiology, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and International College of Angiology. He is a member and fellow of 18 medical and scientific societies. He has been and is a member of the editorial board of eight scientific journals and is a reviewer of manuscripts for 23+ scientific journals. He has held offices in the International College of Angiology as President, Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of the Scientific Committee. His research interest is in the role of oxygen radicals in cardiovascular diseases. He has published 205 refereed papers, 224 abstracts and 35 book chapters. He has 224 invited symposia/special presentations to his credit. He has co-edited Textbook of Angiology which has 1362 pages. He has been granted eight U.S. and Canadian patents and one copyright. He has been involved in the development of PISA machine based on high frequency electrocardiogram for early detection, quantification and localization of ischemic heart disease. He has supervised 29 M.Sc./Ph.D. students. He has been an external examiner for 18 Ph.D. thesis of national and international universities. He has received 39 honors and awards including Lifetime Research Achievement Award for excellence in research from The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, University of Manitoba, Centennial Medal from the Government of Saskatchewan for excellence in research and technology, Golden Wheel Award for excellence in science and technology from the Rotary Club of Saskatoon, Innovation Award for the creation of new technology for uses of flaxseed and its components from the University of Saskatchewan and Innovation Place and the John B. Chang Research Achievement Award for excellence in research and scholarly activity from the International College of Angiology. He taught medical students and received the Preclinical Teacher of the Year Award twice. He obtained FDA approval for Beneflax isolated from flaxseed for health benefits.
Denise M. Rossignol, BS Executive Director, International College of Angiology Managing Editor, International Journal of Angiology