Chapter 1. Pathophysiology and Epidemiologic Burden of Chronic Cardiac Disease

  1. Simon Stewart BA, BN, Grad Dip Ad Ed, PhD1,
  2. Sally Inglis BN, BHSc (Hons)2 and
  3. Anna Hawkes BSc (Hons), MPH, PhD3

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750599.ch1

Chronic Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide to Specialist Nurse Management

Chronic Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide to Specialist Nurse Management

How to Cite

Stewart, S., Inglis, S. and Hawkes, A. (eds) (2006) Pathophysiology and Epidemiologic Burden of Chronic Cardiac Disease, in Chronic Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide to Specialist Nurse Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750599.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, South Australia, and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918352

Online ISBN: 9780470750599

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Keywords:

  • pathophysiology;
  • cardiac disease;
  • abnormal lipid profile;
  • cardiovascular;
  • psychological status

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Risk factors: the common pathways to chronic cardiac disease

  • Underlying pathophysiology and consequences of the most common manifestations of chronic cardiac disease

  • Epidemiologic burden of the most common manifestations of chronic cardiac disease

  • The overall cost burden of chronic cardiac disease