Friday, February 03, 2017

Heart Health Month - February 2017

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.
Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it:
·       Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
·       Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.
·       Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease
For more about Heart Disease Awareness Month, please visit
The American Heart Association website:
or The British Heart Foundation’s website:
For anyone studying the importance of heart disease and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
-          Echocardiography in pediatric and congenital heart disease : from fetus to adult / by Wyman W. Lai; Luc L Mertens; Meryl S Cohen and Tal Geva, 2009, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell
-          Braunwald's Heart disease : review and assessment / by Leonard S. Lilly and Eugene Braunwald, 2008, 8th edition, Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier
-          Heart disease / by Paul Morris, Allison Morton and David Warriner, 2015, London: JP Medical Ltd.
-          Manual of neonatal and paediatric heart disease /  by Fiona S. Horrox, 2002, London: Whurr
-          Preventing coronary heart disease : prospects, policies and politics / by Michael Calnan, 1991, London: Routledge
-          Heart disease in pregnancy / by Dawn L Adamson; Mandish K Dhanjal and Catherine Nelson-Piercy, 2011, Oxford: Oxford University Press
-          Heart disease and diabetes /  by Miles Fisher, 2012, 2nd edition, Oxford : Oxford University Press
-          World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery, Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2010 onwards] 
-          European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care / European Society of Cardiology. Acute Cardiovascular Care Association. London : SAGE Publications. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2012 onwards] 
-          European Heart Journal / European Society of Cardiology, London : Harcourt. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1980 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1996 onwards] 
-          Journal of the American Heart Association / American Heart Association; American Stroke Association, Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell [Available as a Keele and NHS ejournal 2012 onwards] 
-          Trends in cardiovascular medicine, Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier Science Pub. Co.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 2003 onwards] 
-          Clinical intensive care : international journal of critical & coronary care medicine, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK : Castle House Publications. [Available in print 1999 – 2006, 17(1). Also available as a Keele ejournal 2003 - 2006] 
-          Congenital Heart Disease, Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2006 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 2000 onwards onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
-          Liu, Hongjun, ‘Relationship between Adiponectin and different clinical types of Coronary heart disease’, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2015. Vol 66(16), pp.C152-C152. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]disease’, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2015. Vol 66(16), pp.C152-C152. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
- Wang, Wenru ; Zhang, Hui and Violeta Lopez et al., ‘Improving awareness, knowledge and heart‐related lifestyle of coronary heart disease  among working population through a  mHealth programme: study protocol’,  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2015, Vol 71(9), pp.2200-2207. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
- Rooks, Cherie et al., ‘Long‐Term Consequences of Early Trauma on Coronary Heart Disease: Role of Familial Factors’, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2015. Vol 28(5), pp.456-459. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
- Ramachandran , Hadassah Joann; Wu, Vivien Xi; Kowitlawakul, Yanika and Wenru Wang, ‘Awareness, knowledge and healthy lifestyle behaviors related to coronary heart disease among women: An integrative review’, Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 2016, Vol 45(3), pp. 173–185 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
- Svavarsdóttir, Margrét H; Sigurðardóttir, Árún K  and Aslak Steinsbekk, ‘Knowledge and skills needed for patient education for individuals with coronary heart disease: The perspective of health professionals’ European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2016, Vol. 15(1) pp.55–63 [Available via Keele ejournal].
- Heery, Emily et al. ‘Experiences and Outcomes of Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care Services for Young People with Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review’, Congenital Heart Disease, 2015, Vol 10 (5), pp. 2015 [Available via Keele & NHs ejournals]
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