Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

  • Keith C. Ferdinand
  • Annemarie Armani

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. J. M. Flack, S. A. Nasser, A. Goel, M. “Toni” Flowers, S. O’Connor, E. Faucett
    Pages 51-79
  3. R. A. Kittles, J. Benn-Torres
    Pages 81-91
  4. Ivor J. Benjamin, Theophilus Owan
    Pages 93-102
  5. K. A. Jamerson, T. L. Corbin
    Pages 103-118
  6. L. T. Clark, S. Shaheen
    Pages 119-138
  7. Abrar Ahmed, Guido Lastra, Camila Manrique, James R Sowers
    Pages 193-213
  8. Robert L. Gillespie, Icilma V. Fergus
    Pages 247-268
  9. M. R. Echols, C. W. Yancy
    Pages 269-296
  10. A. L. Taylor, L. Bellumkonda
    Pages 297-320
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 321-331

About this book


Cardiovascular heart disease mortality in African Americans is the highest of all major racial/ethnic subpopulations in the United States. Examining race and ethnicity, Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities will reveal that there are unacceptable healthcare disparities in risk factor prevalence, disease states, and cardiovascular outcomes in the United States. Written by a team of experts, Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities examines to what degree biomedical and scientific literature can clarify the impact of genetic variation versus environment as related to cardiovascular disease. Chapters illustrate the magnitude of cardiovascular and metabolic disparities and the effect of environment on diseases.


Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Beta-Blockers CVD risk factors Cardiovascular Disease Ethnic Minorities Evidence-Based Therapy Genetic Variation Heart Failure Inflammatory Markers Minorities Minority Women cardiovascular hypertension minority ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith C. Ferdinand
    • 1
  • Annemarie Armani
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiology DivisionEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineNew Hanover Regional Medical CenterWilmingtonUSA

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