Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 2

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Overview

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common and serious diseases in the United States, affecting 12 million Americans. This new edition addresses the concerns of those diagnosed with CHD, giving the most up-to-date and concise information regarding the disease and its treatment options. With the right medical treatment and lifestyle changes, those who suffer from CHD can live healthier and happier lives. Chapters explain how cholesterol affects the heart, what medical tests are needed, how medications work, what is involved in an angioplasty or bypass surgery, and how to spot the warning signs of a heart attack.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039834
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Addicus Nonfiction Bks.
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry M. Cohen, MD, is a senior interventional cardiologist who practices with Associates in Cardiovascular Disease and is the former president of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Cardiology. He lives in Springfield, New Jersey. Bobbie Hasselbring is an award-winning health writer who has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on health and psychology, including Before You Call the Doctor and Women's Home Remedy Health Guide. She is a former senior editor for Medical Self-Care and has been recognized twice by the American Heart Association for her writing. She lives in Beavercreek, Oregon.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Understanding Coronary Heart Disease     3
Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease     13
The Cholesterol-Coronary Heart Disease Connection     25
Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease     33
Women and Coronary Heart Disease     46
Getting a Diagnosis     56
Medications for Coronary Heart Disease     82
Angioplasty, Stents, and Bypass Surgery     103
Treating Coronary Heart Disease with Lifestyle Changes     125
Alternative Treatments     148
Glossary     161
Resources     170
Index     175
About the Authors     189
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