Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and many other countries, confers substantial risk for cerebrovascular events, such as stroke and vascular dementia. The neuropsychological sequelae of such conditions are well documented and can have a devastating impact on individuals' quality of life. However, prior to the development of overt cerebrovascular complications, persons with cardiovascular disease or its risk factors may display mild to severe neuropsychological difficulties. Medical and surgical treatments for cardiovascular disease have also been found to affect neuropsychological function. This landmark volume offers the first comprehensive overview of the neuropsychological consequences of cardiovascular disease, tracking its natural history, epidemiology, and treatments. It encourages researchers and clinicians to consider all relevant facets of vascular disease processes in their evaluation, study, and treatment of affected patients and indicates a need for primary and secondary prevention efforts. Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease will be welcomed as an invaluable resource by neuropsychologists, specialists in behavioral medicine, neurologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, gerontologists, and many other health professionals whose work brings them into contact with these challenging patients.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
List of Contributors
PART I Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cardiovascular Disease, and Neuropsychological Performance
Classification of Cardiovascular Disease
Leslie I. Katzel
Shari R. Waldstein
Hypertension and Cognitive Function
Shari R. Waldstein
Leslie I. Katzel
Serum Cholesterol, the Brain, and Cognitive Functioning
Matthew F. Muldoon
Janine D. Flory
Christopher M. Ryan
Diabetes-Associated Cognitive Dysfunction
Christopher M. Ryan
Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Functioning: An Epidemiological Perspective
Merrill F. Elias
Penelope K. Elias
Michael A. Robbins
Philip A. Wolf
Ralph B. D'Agostino
Atherosclerosis and Cognitive Functioning
Susan A. Everson
Eeva-Lusa Helkala
George A. Kaplan
Jukka T. Salonen
Thinking on Your Feet: A Neuropsychological Review of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Natalie A. Phillips
Cognitive Consequences of Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Arrest
Guy Vingerhoets
PART II Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Neuropsychological Performance
Cognitive Consequences of Antihypertensive Medications
Deborah L. Jonas
James A. Blumenthal
David J. Madden
Matt Serra
Neuropsychological Consequences of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Stanton Newman
Jan Stygall
Robert Kong
Neuropsychological Function Before and After Heart Transplantation
Robert A. Bornstein
Tracking the Cognitive Effects of Carotid Endarterectomy
Anne D. Baird
Elizabeth M. Pieroth
PART III Cerebrovascular Disease and Neuropsychological Performance
Classification of Cerebrovascular Diseases
Jose Merino
Vladimir Hachinski
The Neuropsychology of Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Dementia
Joel H. Kramer
Lada A. Kemenoff
Helena C. Chui
Neuropsychological Aspects of Stroke
Gregory G. Brown
Lisa T. Eyler Zorrilla
Author Index 325(34)
Subject Index 359

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