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Cardiovascular Disease Handbook & Resource Guide

Cardiovascular Diseases Handbook & Resource Guide, the second title in the new Grey House Health & Wellness Guides series, is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by cardiovascular disease. This resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about cardiovascular disease and connects readers to many sources of support.

This comprehensive work comes at a time when 500,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. Cardiovascular Disease Handbook & Resource Guide combines valuable educational information for patients and their families. It offers statistics, both nationally and state by state, as well as discussions about prevention, treatment and outcomes. It includes details on 32 types of cardiovascular disease plus information on a number of conditions that can cause, or affect it, including substance abuse and obesity.

Section One: Studies & Statistics About Cardiovascular Disease

A robust, colorful section of more than 300 pages includes detailed reports, maps, graphs and tables from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current, comprehensive, and comprised of the following sections:

  • Your Guide to a Healthy Heart
  • Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart
  • U.S. Maps of Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates by State & County
  • Women's Heart Health
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Advancing Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research

Section Two: Types of Cardiovascular Disease

This section includes 12 major chapters, each covering a different cardiovascular condition, or broad category of disease, including coronary heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, congenital heart disease, cardiometabolic disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, stroke, pericardial heart disease, valvular disease, blood clots, and more. Each chapter begins with a concise description of the category, and goes on to include a variety of resources for patients, their families and caregivers. Specific categories include; National Agencies & Associations; State Agencies & Associations; Foundations & Research Centers; Support Groups & Hotlines; Magazines; and Websites. In addition to the 12 broad categories, coverage includes descriptions of 20 additional specific conditions from ischemic heart disease to a pulmonary embolism.

Section Three: Conditions Affecting Cardiovascular Disease

This section includes chapters on alcoholism, substance use and abuse, Fabry disease, DiGeorge syndrome, diabetes and obesity, with descriptions that discuss their relationship to cardiovascular disease, and resources for further research.

Section Four: Pharmaceuticals Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

Section Five: Appendixes

  • Glossary includes more than 100 terms that are both included in this work and ones that the reader might come across in his or her own research of cardiovascular disease and related disorders.
  • Entry Index lists all directory entries alphabetically.
  • Geographic Index organizes listings alphabetically by state.

Two Free Years of Online Access

In addition to the print directory, Cardiovascular Disease Handbook & Resource Guide includes two years of free online access to G.O.L.D., Grey House OnLine Databases. This gives you immediate access to the most valuable in-depth information on the many causes of these conditions, early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment options, advice for caretakers, preventative therapy, and support. G.O.L.D. also offers easy-to-use keyword searches, organization type and subject searches, hotlinks to web sites and emails, and so much more. Call 800-562-2139 for a free trial or visit for more information.

The Cardiovascular Disease Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care and senior center collections, providing information crucial to sufferers of cardiovascular disease, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.