Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension and Global Cardiovascular Risk

  • Pietro Amedeo Modesti
  • Francesco P. Cappuccio
  • Gianfranco Parati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ethnicity in the European Context

  3. Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Charles Agyemang, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
      Pages 35-44
    3. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Maria Boddi, Sergio Castellani
      Pages 45-60
    4. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Ugo Fedeli
      Pages 61-73
    5. Albertino Damasceno, Angela Woodiwiss, Mahamoud Sani
      Pages 75-94
    6. Andrea Colella, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
      Pages 125-136
  4. Drivers Predisposing Ethnic Minorities to Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Charles Agyemang, Francesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati
      Pages 139-153
    3. Karlijn A. C. Meeks, Charles Agyemang
      Pages 155-168
    4. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Maria Calabrese, Giorgio Galanti, Piergiuseppe Cala’
      Pages 169-181
  5. Ethnic Specific Issues for Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension and Global CV Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Gert van Montfrans, Lizzy M. Brewster
      Pages 191-200
    3. Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Maria Calabrese, Giorgio Galanti
      Pages 207-215
    4. Dong Zhao, Gianfranco Parati, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
      Pages 235-242
    5. Lizzy M. Brewster, Gert A. van Montfrans, Yackoob K. Seedat
      Pages 243-269
    6. Giorgio Galanti, Benedetta Tosi, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
      Pages 309-319

About this book


In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities.
Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries as well as epidemiologic data on cardiovascular events among migrants. In addition, it presents an in-depth analysis of potential ethnic-group-specific drivers of global  cardiovascular risk within this new and challenging framework  – as well as issues related to its prevention and treatment.
The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome is found to be higher among most minority groups than in the native population, yet their access to treatment and health services may be limited by cultural and language barriers. As health professionals are confronted with such intercultural challenges on a daily basis, specific training and dedicated publications are thus essential to accompany and foster a constructive development towards a pluralist and healthier society. This book addresses that need, offering a unique and revealing resource.


non-communicable diseases ethnic minorities migrants diabetes chronic kidney disease obesity metabolic syndrome migrant's health policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro Amedeo Modesti
    • 1
  • Francesco P. Cappuccio
    • 2
  • Gianfranco Parati
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineUniversity of FlorenceFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School, and University, Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS TrustCoventryUK
  3. 3.Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Department of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic SciencesSan Luca HospitalMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93147-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93148-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-4606
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-4614
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