This book is an essential guide to understand cardiovascular risk and health management. In both developed and developing nations, amongst the non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of fatality. The range of risk factors is extensive, and their consideration is crucial to avoid the first and recurring episodes of myocardial infarction, stroke or peripheral vascular disease which may prove fatal or disabling. This book presents researches recently undertaken regarding cardiovascular issues covering topics as diverse as lipoprotein and cardiovascular risk, vascular dysfunction in women, risk factors in elderly, peculiarities of coronary artery disease in athletes, and cardiovascular disease in inflammatory disorders. The book will be a valuable source of information for medical students and practitioners.