© 2010

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiovascular Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  • Editors Keith C. Ferdinand
    Annemarie Armani
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-981-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-60761-778-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-410-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“The editors have created an important resource that will likely prove most useful to the engaged clinician or the student of clinical medicine … . address a range of topics relevant to understanding the manifestations of CVD in minority populations in the United States. The juxtaposition of important topics in the epidemiology and clinical care of minority populations provides a unique and important perspective on these issues that will be of interest to those caring for the diverse populations of the United States.” (Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, American Journal of Epidemiology, October, 2011)

“The book addresses a range of topics relevant to racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular diseases. … addresses issues of interest to clinicians. … There is a great deal of useful material in this book, especially regarding genetic and clinical issues related to racial differences in cardiovascular diseases. It is fairly comprehensive for its size and focus.” (Victoria W. Persky, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2010)

“For clinicians, researchers, and public health officials, Ferdinand (cardiology, Emory U.) and Armani … bring together 15 chapters that examine racial and ethnic healthcare disparities relating to cardiovascular disease in the US in terms of risk factor prevalence, disease states, and outcomes.” (SciTech Book News, March, 2010)

“This book provides a common language for all clinical professionals, including trainees, involved in managing patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions. It illustrates the population disparities in cardiovascular medicine, in particular highlighting the marked differences in morbidity, mortality, and pathophysiology of similar conditions in various ethnic groups. The information is well organized and succinctly presented … . This book provides the unique knowledge base needed to approach cardiovascular disease in various racial and ethnic populations, subsequently stimulating clinicians and researchers to purposeful action.” (Rohit R. Amin, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2009)