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Diagnosis: Heart Disease: Answers to Your Questions about Recovery and Lasting Health
     

Diagnosis: Heart Disease: Answers to Your Questions about Recovery and Lasting Health

by John W. Farquhar, Gene A. Spiller
 

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Let this book be your guide from diagnosis toward a truly heart-healthy lifestyle.
In a question-and-answer format, Diagnosis: Heart Disease gives all the information you need to know about heart disease. It explains how your body works and what has gone wrong; describes the tests, treatments, and medications you may be prescribed; and shows step by step your

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Let this book be your guide from diagnosis toward a truly heart-healthy lifestyle.
In a question-and-answer format, Diagnosis: Heart Disease gives all the information you need to know about heart disease. It explains how your body works and what has gone wrong; describes the tests, treatments, and medications you may be prescribed; and shows step by step your road to recovery, as well as preventive measures that can help you live the longest, fullest life possible. "For anyone with a heart, this book is good before, during, and after heart disease....An easy and profitable read."—C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D. "A must read for anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one...a critical resource that can save your life."—Dean Edell, M.D., host of The Dr. Dean Edell Show "[A] book answering a multitude of technical questions in a simple and understandable way....achieves those objectives in a remarkable way."—Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. M.P.H., Cooper Clinic "Anyone with heart disease will find this invaluable...describes a lifestyle that can be enjoyable and add years of life."—Walter Willett, M.D., Harvard School of Public Health

Editorial Reviews

Walter Willett
Anyone with heart disease will find this invaluable...describes a lifestyle that can be enjoyable and add years of life.
Dean Edell
A must read for anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one...a critical resource that can save your life.
Kenneth H. Cooper
[A] book answering a multitude of technical questions in a simple and understandable way....achieves those objectives in a remarkable way.
C. Everett Koop
For anyone with a heart, this book is good before, during, and after heart disease....An easy and profitable read.
Library Journal
Using a question-and-answer format, this slim volume seeks to explain the causes and courses of heart disease, describe tests and treatments, and offer advice on lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse heart disease. It does so accurately, concisely, and in very simple language. However, with so many other excellent titles already available on this topic, does this one add anything new or provide the same information in a better format? In either case, the answer for this reviewer is "no." The illustrations are sparse, and the explanations of drugs and exercise plans, among other topics, are all very cursory. The Q&A format is at times odd. Most readers would be better served by existing titles, such as Peter O. Kwiterovich's The Johns Hopkins Complete Guide to Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease (Prima Pub., 1993), Bernard J. Gersh's The Mayo Clinic Heart Book (LJ 4/1/00), or any of the American Heart Association's titles (Guide to Heart Attack Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention, Times Bks., 1998; Your Heart: An Owner's Manual, Pocket, 1996; Living Well, Staying Well: The Ultimate Guide to Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, Times Bks., 1999). Not recommended.--Eris Weaver, MLIS, Redwood Health Lib., Petaluma, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322354
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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Everett Koop
For anyone with a heart, this book is good before, during, and after heart disease....An easy and a profitable read.
—C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D.
Dean Edell
A must read for anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one with heart disease.
—Dean Edell, M.D., host of The Dr. Dean Edell Show
Walter Willett
Anyone with heart disease will find this invaluable...describes a lifestyle that can be enjoyable and add years of life.
—Walter Willett, M.D., Harvard School of Public Health
Kenneth H. Cooper
A book answering a multitude of technical questions in a simple and understandable way....achieves those objectives in a remarkable way. (
—Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D. M.P.H., Cooper Clinic

Meet the Author

John W. Farquhar, a cardiologist, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Wellness Center in Palo Alto, California.

Gene A. Spiller is the founder and director of the Sphera Foundation in Los Altos, California.

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