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Author Healey, Justin.

Title Cardiovascular health / edited by Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, [2012]
Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, 2012


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Description 60 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Series Issues in society ; v. 340
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 340
Contents CHAPTER 1 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: PREVALENCE AND CAUSES -- Cardiovascular health -- Australia's health: cardiovascular disease -- Causes of death, cardiovascular disease -- Cardiovascular deaths fall, especially among older Australians -- Cardiovascular disease: Australian facts -- Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) -- Key messages to protect your heart -- Heart failure overview -- Will you recognise your heart attack? -- CHAPTER 2 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK REDUCTION -- Heart explained -- Heart disease fact file -- Cardiovascular disease-related risk factors -- Know the risks -- Know your heart and stroke risk -- Heart disease - risk factors explained -- Heart disease: reduce the risk -- Cardiovascular exercise prescriptions for healthy adults -- Eating for a healthy heart -- The facts about cholesterol levels -- Blood pressure -- High blood pressure and stroke -- Smoking and cardiovascular disease -- Mental health and coronary heart disease -- Exploring issues - worksheets and activities -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- Web links -- Index
Summary Cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. Although death rates for cardiovascular disease in Australia have declined considerably in recent decades, it continues to be the leading cause of premature death; the health and economic burden of CVD continues to exceed that of any other disease. Ninety per cent of Australians have at least one lifestyle-related risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This book provides an overview of the prevalence and types of cardiovascular disease and offers risk reduction advice for the major modifiable risk factors - smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, overweight and obesity, diabetes and poor nutrition. How is your heart health?
Analysis Cardiovascular diseases
Disease prevention
Lifestyle and health
Primary health care
Notes Also available online
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
Subject Cardiovascular fitness.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Australia.
Health education.
Health planning -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Health planning -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Health planning -- Australia.
Heart -- Care and health
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Heart -- Diseases -- Australia.
Heart -- Diseases.
Author Healey, Justin.
LC no. 2012453573
ISBN 9781921507755