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Cardiovascular disease â€œ the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most westernized nations â€œ confers risk for stroke, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer "s disease. In the first edition of this volume, it was demonstrated that even among stroke and dementia-free persons, several traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, plus a spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and their medical and surgical treatments are associated with brain abnormalities and neurocognitive difficulties. The second edition of this work reveals the vast expansion of research in this area of investigation, and covers relations to brain and neurocognition of a series of behavioral, biomedical, and psychophysiological risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Chapters link literature on cardiovascular diseases and their treatments. Also covered are cardiovascular risk factors and their potential mechanisms of influence on dementia pathogenesis. Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease, 2ndEdition is a resource for professionals and students in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, neurologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, gerontologists, nurses, and other health care professionals who work with patients with, or at risk for, cardiovascular disease. It also set future research agendas, and offer clinicians direction in the assessment of patients with cardiovascular diseases.