Neuropsychology and cardiovascular disease / edited by Ronald A. Cohen, John Gunstad.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xv, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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"Roughly one of every three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including more than 70% of persons older than 75 years of age. Long associated with increased risk for mortality and disability, CVD is also a major risk factor for stroke and cerebrovascular disease. There has been growing consensus that CVD is also an important contributor to poor neurocognitive outcome in own right. Numerous studies now link CVD to accelerated cognitive decline, structural and functional brain abnormalities, including neurodegnerative conditions in the elderly. While vascular dementia is the most obvious example of severe brain dysfunction directly tied to chronic vascular disease, evidence is also mounting that Alzheimer's disease may be linked to some of the same pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular disease. This book was written to provide up-to-date insight into these heart-brain connections and the neuropsychology of CVD. Highlights include: Controversies in vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) Effects of aging on cerebral hemodynamics and autoregulation How blood vessel function contributes to cognitive decline Updates on the cognitive impact of cardiosurgical procedures Neurocognitive aspects of heart failure Neuropsychological evaluation of persons with CVD Mechanisms by which neurological changes produce cardiac dysfunction Recent findings in the structural and functional neuroimaging in CVD Both clinicians and researchers in neuropsychology, health psychology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics and many others will find this book an important resource"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Table of Contents Preface Contributor list Part One: Introduction and Overview 1 Introduction Ronald A. Cohen 2 Neuropsychology of Heart Disease: Levels of Analysis Ronald A. Cohen 3 Epidemiological Factors in the Neuropsychology of Cardiovascular Disease John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez, Suhrida Yadavalli, Ashley Szabo 4 Vascular dementia: a clinical conundrum Elizabeth M. Lane, Susan E. Malone, Robert H. Paul 5 Overview of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathology W. Kin Fung, Athena Poppas 6 Cardiac rehabilitation for elderly cardiac patients Daniel Forman, Jose Suaya 7 Depression and Heart Disease: Current Treatment Recommendations and Future Directions in Mechanism Research Joel W. Hughes, Elizabeth C. Casey Part Two: Neuropsychological Effects of CVD 8 Clinical considerations in the neuropsychological assessment of patients with cardiovascular disease Ronald Cohen, John Gunstad, Andreana Benitez 9 Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function John Gunstad, Kelly Stanek, Ashley Szabo, Lynn Kakos 10 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Metabolic Syndrome Valerie H. Taylor, G.M. MacQueen 11 Neurological Sequelae and Cognitive Outcomes Following Cardiosurgical Intervention Jeffrey Browndyke, P Smith
  • 12 Heart Failure and Cognitive Function Karin F. Hoth Part Three: Systemic and cerebrovascular mechanisms underlying VCI 13 Cardioembolic Stroke E. Jesus Duffis, Marc Fisher 14 Cardiac Output and Ejection Fraction: Impact on Brain Structure and Function Farzin Irani 15 Systemic Vascular Function and Cognitive Function Ivy N. Miller, William G. Haynes, David J. Moser 16 Cerebrovascular hemodynamics and cerebral autoregulation in the aging brain Jorge M. Serrador, William P. Milberg 17 Measurement of Arterial Function and Reactivity Brian E. Hunt 18 Autonomic Nervous System Function in Persons with Neurological Conditions Louise Allan 19 Structural and Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Vascular Risk Factors Istvan Csapo, Troy Russell, Jared Price, Daniel McCaffrey, Jeffrey Dewey, Ekta Sem, David F. Tate 20 Functional Neuroimaging In Cardiovascular Disease Lawrence H. Sweet, Andreana P. Haley, Ronald A. Cohen 21 The Dysexecutive Syndrome Associated with Subcortical White Matter Disease & Related White Matter Pathology Melissa Lamar, Cate C. Price, Tania Giovannetti, Rod Swenson, David J. Libon.
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