Heart Disease in Women Hardback
Edited by Benjamin V. Lardner, Harrison R. Pennelton
Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases affecting the heart.
As of 2007, it is the leading cause of death in the United States,England, Canada and Wales, killing one person every 34 seconds in the United States alone.
Heart disease is synonymous with cardiac disease but not with cardiovascular disease which is any disease of the heart or blood vessels.
Among the many types of heart disease are, for example: Angina; Arrhythmia; Congenital heart disease; Coronary artery disease (CAD); Dilated cardiomyopathy; Heart attack (myocardial infarction); Heart failure; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Mitral regurgitation; Mitral valve prolapse; and Pulmonary stenosis.
This book brings together important recent research on heart disease with a focus on women and heart disease.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 268 pages, b/w photos & tables
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 19/05/2009
- Category: Diseases & disorders
- ISBN: 9781606920664