The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks

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Keep Your Heart Healthy

and Preserve the Quality of Your Life!

The statistics are staggering: More than 1 million people have new or recurrent heart attacks every year. Don’t become a statistic. Make the decision today to educate yourself about keeping your heart healthy.

In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks, Dr. Curtis Rimmerman, one of America’s foremost authorities on heart health, reveals ...

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Overview


Keep Your Heart Healthy

and Preserve the Quality of Your Life!

The statistics are staggering: More than 1 million people have new or recurrent heart attacks every year. Don’t become a statistic. Make the decision today to educate yourself about keeping your heart healthy.

In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks, Dr. Curtis Rimmerman, one of America’s foremost authorities on heart health, reveals important information for patients and their families on how to avoid a heart attack or survive and thrive after one. Inside you’ll find advice to help you:

  • Understand the risk factors and minimize the likelihood of having a heart attack.· Discover the best possible methods for managing heart problems, using medical, surgical, interventional, and rehabilitative strategies.
  • Get the facts about diet and exercise and the dramatic impact they can have on your condition. · Learn about the latest breakthrough studies, and what those discoveries mean for the future of preventing heart attacks.
  • Find inspiration and encouragement from the stories of people who have survived heart attacks and improved their health.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked consistently among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report. Its heart program, ranked #1 in the United States for 14 years in a row, cares for people from more than 100 countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781427799685
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Series: Cleveland Clinic Guides Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Curtis Rimmerman is the initial holder of the Gus P. Karos Chair in Clinical Cardiology, serves as Vice Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine for Cleveland Clinic Florida, and is a staff cardiologist and echocardiographer. He is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography. His specialty interests include clinical cardiology, echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and electrocardiography.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 What Is Heart Disease? 1

Chapter 2 Your Heart's Anatomy 19

Chapter 3 What Is a Heart Attack? 41

Chapter 4 Risk Factors 75

Chapter 5 Heart Health Assessment 95

Chapter 6 Imaging the Heart 121

Chapter 7 Medical Therapy 137

Chapter 8 Intervention 167

Chapter 9 Exercise 191

Chapter 10 Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation 197

Chapter 11 Choosing a Physician 203

Conclusion 207

Appendix 1 Online Resources 209

Appendix 2 Choosing a Heart-Healthy Diet 211

Acknowledgments 215

Index 217

About the Author 225

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