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Beyond Cholesterol: 7 Life-Saving Heart Disease Tests That Your Doctor May Not Give You
     

Beyond Cholesterol: 7 Life-Saving Heart Disease Tests That Your Doctor May Not Give You

by Julius Torelli, George Ryan
 

The latest scientific research has revealed that cholesterol levels are not the definitive indicator of heart disease risk. In fact, there are six new lab tests and a CT scan that can reveal much about the state of your heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Torelli explains what the tests are, what they reveal, and how to get them. He also includes information on

Overview

The latest scientific research has revealed that cholesterol levels are not the definitive indicator of heart disease risk. In fact, there are six new lab tests and a CT scan that can reveal much about the state of your heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Torelli explains what the tests are, what they reveal, and how to get them. He also includes information on women's heart health, and dietary and lifestyle factors that impact cardiovascular disease.

Beyond Cholesterol includes information on:

*C-Reactive Protein

*Fibrinogen

*Homocysteine

*Fasting Insulin

*Ferritin

*Lipoprotein(a)

*Calcium Heart Scan

Cholesterol tests are valuable but they don't tell the whole story. This book explains how to get the most important information needed to determine how healthy your heart is and to stop heart disease in its tracks.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
By now, everyone concerned with heart health knows to pay attention to his or her blood cholesterol levels. But recent research indicates that cholesterol levels alone are not the best predictors of heart disease-a host of other factors play a part in its development. Cardiologist Torelli (Integrative Cardiology Ctr., High Point, NC) is well positioned to explain this research and its implications for lay readers. After a clear, concise overview of heart disease, the author discusses seven other tests that provide information about one's heart health: C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, homocysteine, fasting insulin, ferritin, lipoprotein(a), and a calcium heart scan. He discusses who should take these tests, any controversies about their validity, and what medications or lifestyle changes one should consider based on the results. A glossary, bibliography, and list of useful web sites are included. As one of the few books to focus solely on additional predictors of heart health, this is highly recommended for public and consumer health libraries.-Eris Weaver, Cotati, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312348632
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Lynn Sonberg Bks.
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Julius Torelli, M.D., is director of the Integrative Cardiology Center in High Point, North Carolina, between Greensboro and Winston-Salem. A board-certified cardiologist and internist, he served his internship and residency at the famed Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and was later awarded a fellowship there. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

George Ryan has collaborated on many health books, including Before the Change by Anne Louise Gittleman and The Heart Depression Connection by Windsor Ting, M.D., and Greg Fricchione, M.D.

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