Chapter 18. Emerging Approaches in Cardiovascular Prevention

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Eva M Lonn,
  2. Marek Smieja and
  3. Salim Yusuf

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch18

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lonn, E. M., Smieja, M. and Yusuf, S. (2002) Emerging Approaches in Cardiovascular Prevention, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • cardiovascular prevention;
  • myocardial infarction (MI);
  • oxidative stress;
  • pathophysiology;
  • biologic rationale


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Oxidative stress and use of antioxidants in cardiovascular prevention

  • Renin-angiotensin axis and impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

  • Homocysteine and vascular disease

  • Inflammation and cardiovascular disease

  • Infection and cardiovascular disease