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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for heart disease research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Heart Disease by
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Written by a past president of the Boston Chapter of the American Heart Association, "Heart Disease" is a comprehensive account of the leading cause of death in the West. Sequential chapters describe the structure and function of the heart, the various disease states, and the treatments for each major disease. In addition, the book examines the vast array of diagnostic tests and the most advanced treatments available, from basic drugs for prevention such as aspirin to transplants and artificial hearts.
The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease by
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
Each year, more than half a million people die from heart disease. Not only is it the leading cause of death in the United States, it is also a major cause of disability. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 80 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, such as angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, or stroke. The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease, Second Edition examines the function of the heart and the cardiovascular system and the major diseases and disorders that impact their health. This revised book discusses how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease and how heart disease is diagnosed and treated. The causes and factors that contribute to heart disease are explained as well as preventive measures and steps to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Heart Disease by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RC672 .D47 2013 )
Publication Date: 2013-01-24
Written by a past president of the Boston Chapter of the American Heart Association, Heart Disease is a comprehensive account of the leading cause of death in the West. Sequential chapters describe the structure and function of the heart, the various disease states, and the treatments for each major disease. In addition, the book examines the vast array of diagnostic tests and the most advanced treatments available, from basic drugs for prevention such as aspirin to transplants and artificial hearts.
Congenital Heart Disease by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RC687 .C667 2015 )
Publication Date: 2015-06-02
This new book reviews the latest advances in the embryology, genetics, diagnosis, imaging, and therapy of congenital heart disease. This publication arrives at a very exciting time when new genetic, imaging, and therapeutic developments are changing the field. It is relevant to pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, medical geneticists, both pediatric and adult cardiologists, embryologists, imaging physicians, and cardiac surgeons. The reader is taken on a journey that begins with a historical overview of congenital cardiovascular anomalies and ends with developments in stem cell and tissue engineering. In between are chapters on cardiac embryogenesis; epidemiology; genetic syndromes associated with cardiovascular anomalies; single gene disorders; cardiac imaging; surgical and interventional therapies; and ethical considerations.
Diet and Disease : nutrition for heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic stress by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation -- RM216 .F47 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-30
Can food really take the place of medicine? While modern medicine certainly has its place and does more than its fair share of good, there is no denying that many of societya (TM)s most perilous chronic diseases are exacerbated by poor diets. Whereas infectious diseases used to cause the most number of deaths, the impact of chronic diseases now far overshadows that of infectious diseases. Diet plays a significant role in the development of a number of types of chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. This title explores the impact of dietary choices on the prevention, management, and treatment of a number of medical conditions and disease states including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic stress, critical illness, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
Health Reference Center Academic Contains up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics. This database includes full-text periodicals, reference books, and pamphlets, as well as hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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