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World's first book addressing women and gender disparity in cardiovascular diseases

World Scientific

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IMAGE: This image shows author Dr. Kevin Campbell (left) and his book, a world's first in addressing gender disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. view more

Credit: Dr Kevin Campbell, 2014

Did you know that despite improvements in cardiovascular healthcare, the death rates for women remain largely unchanged? Did you know that women with heart disease are under-treated and underserved?

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the US and Europe today. Over the last 20 years, many innovations in technology have allowed for improved therapies for heart attack and stroke and overall outcomes have significantly improved. This has led to the declining death rates from cardiovascular disease in men, but surprisingly, this has not improved the rates for women.

In his latest book published by Imperial College Press, Dr Kevin Campbell, does an in-depth exploration of these gender disparities in healthcare. The book devotes specific sections to answering the questions of why these disparities are occurring and what healthcare providers and women can do to effect change and narrow the gender gap in cardiovascular care.

Its contents address gender differences in testing and evaluation as well as the treatment of coronary artery disease. It also outlines how obesity can be overcome through exercise, taking control of one's life, dietary change and stress management, amongst others.

Dr Campbell said, "I wrote this book to help bring about important awareness to healthcare providers, medical professionals and policy makers as well as potential female patients, and I hope that it will serve as a "call to action" to promote better cardiovascular care for women. I am certain that through education, awareness and advocacy women worldwide will benefit, the gap will begin to close and better cardiovascular care can be provided for all."

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The book retails at all major bookstores at US$55 / £36 (hardcover). More information about the book can be found at http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p952.

About the Author

Dr Kevin R. Campbell is an internationally recognized cardiologist and is a tireless advocate for promoting cardiovascular health in women. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the Division of Cardiology and specializes in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders as well as the prevention of sudden cardiac death. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr Campbell is an on-air medical expert and appears regularly on national television as part of LIVE broadcasts for both the Fox News Channel as well as the Fox Business Network where he provides insight into breaking medical stories as well as commentary on healthcare policy. Locally in Raleigh, North Carolina he serves as the in studio medical expert for WNCN TV.

About World Scientific Publishing

World Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The company publishes about 500 books annually and more than 120 journals in various fields. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation, US National Academies Press, as well as its subsidiary, the Imperial College Press, amongst others, to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. To find out more about World Scientific, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com.

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