Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, 2nd Edition

A Handbook for the Health Care Team
Authors :
Grace Lindsay & Allan Gaw
Review quote "An excellent handbook which covers all aspects of coronary heart disease and will serve as a very useful reference for nurses working in primary and secondary health prevention".
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Review quote "An excellent handbook which covers all aspects of coronary heart disease and will serve as a very useful reference for nurses working in primary and secondary health prevention".

New to this edition
  • the implications from clinical governance legislation, the National Service Frameworks and Joint British Recommendations on prevention of CHD in clinical practice
  • recent research outcomes e.g. the HOT trial
  • diabetes and its links with CHD
  • material relating to ethnic minorities
  • more 'global' statistics where possible to make the text more appealing to international markets
  • the inequalities arising from socio-economic exclusion

Key Features
  • evidence-based content ensures a firm scientific basis for practice
  • the practical nature of the content can be immediately applied in the working environment e.g. smoking cessation strategies, dietary counseling and risk assessment
  • the multidisciplinary group of contributors ensures that the content reflects the multidisciplinary nature of CHD prevention work
  • case studies and practice exercises enable the application of theory to practice
  • summaries of key points facilitate understanding and retention

Author Information
By Grace Lindsay, BSc(Hons), RGN, SCM, RN, MN, Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; and Allan Gaw, British Heart Foundation Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Registrar in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Pathological Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK