- A 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals based on the Oxford Care Manual of Preventive Cardiology
- Complements the Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and is in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
- Guides readers through the patient and family pathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies
The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, it is an invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention.
While acknowledging that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts must be complemented by societal and community based strategies, this handbook focuses on practical strategies that can be used in clinical settings. Concise and easily accessible, it guides readers through the patient and family pathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies. Information on how to deliver a health promotion workshop programme and run a supervised exercise programme is also included.
Previously published as Preventive Cardiology: A practical manual and now fully revised and updated and packed with checklists and diagrams, such as risk estimation charts, The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology helps health workers contribute in real and practical ways to the prevention of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
1. What is prevention and why do we need it?
2. Who should benefit from prevention?
2.1. What is a high risk patient?
2.2. How to assess risk
2.3. Biomarkers in risk assessment
2.4. Imaging in risk assessment
2.5. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk
2.6. Priorities and targets
3. Practical aspects of prevention
3.1. Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change
3.2. Lifestyle assessment and intervention: An overview
3.3. Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention
3.4. Smoking cessation
3.5. Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges
3.6. Helping people to become more physically active
3.7. Blood pressure management
3.8. Lipid management
3.9. Blood glucose management
3.10. Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities
3.11. Identifying and managing psychosocial factors
3.12. A total risk management approach: Putting it all together
3.13. Putting educational strategies into practice
4. Setting up preventive cardiology initiatives
4.1. Practicalities (a) hospital, (b) general practice, (c) community
4.2. Staffing and training needs for preventive cardiology initiatives
4.3. How the global care pathway works in practice
4.4. Overcoming barriers to prevention
5. Quality improvement
5.1. Standards and outcome measures
5.2. Audit: principles and examples
Catriona Jennings, Cardiovascular Specialist Research Nurse, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK,Ian Graham, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland,Stephan Gielen, Associate Professor of Cardiology, Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Catriona Jennings is a cardiac specialist nurse and the European Research Nurse coordinator for EUROACTION and EUROASPIRE III in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
Ian Graham qualified in medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He trained in the Adelaide and St. Vincent's Hospitals in Dublin, and at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. He held the post of MRC Research Fellow and, later, Director of Research at St. Vincent's Hospital and was also Director of Research at the Irish Heart Foundation. He is past president of the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Hyperlipidaemia Association, and of the Dublin University Biological Association. He also founded the Irish Cardiac Surgery Register.
Awards and distinctions have included a Medical Research Council Fellowship, an ISFC Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship, the first Stokes Lectureship in Dublin and an EU Travelling Fellowship at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and Fellowships of the European Society of Cardiology and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is an honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Stephan Gielen is an Associate Professor, Head of the Heart Failure Programme and an interventional cardiologist at the Heart Centre of the University of Leipzig. He is President-elect of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Speaker of the Working Group of Preventive Cardiology of the German Society of Cardiology, and Vice Speaker of the Working Group on Cardiac Diseases in the Elderly. After his medical education at the University of Bochum, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, he started his internship at Heidelberg University before moving to Leipzig in 1997.