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DON’T LET YOUR HEART ATTACK! A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies
     

DON’T LET YOUR HEART ATTACK! A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies

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by K. H. Sheikh MD
 
A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and learn how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies

K. H. Sheikh, MD, MBA
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology

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A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and learn how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies

K. H. Sheikh, MD, MBA
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Heart disease caused by atherosclerosis affects 17 million Americans. Nearly 1.5 million Americans have heart attacks each year, 2 million undergo angioplasty, stent or bypass procedures and 700,000 die annually from heart disease. An additional 100 million Americans are at-risk for heart disease on the basis of having abnormalities in blood cholesterol. However, with the proper knowledge and tools, in nearly all instances heart disease can be prevented in those that don’t yet have it, and reversed in those that already do.

The U.S. national guidelines for the assessment of cardiovascular risk are valuable from the standpoint of public health policy, but in no way insure that on an individualized basis, you will get the best care. To do this requires you acquire the knowledge about what causes heart disease, understand the tools to diagnose and treat heart disease and then partner with your health care provider to develop your personalized plan to manage your heart risk. This book will give you the knowledge and tools to do exactly this.

There is abundant scientific evidence that heart disease is almost completely preventable, controllable and even reversible by changes in diet and lifestyle. Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis, the process by which fat deposits develop inside the arteries of our circulation system. Atherosclerosis is much more complicated than the common misperception that it simply involves clogging of the arteries with cholesterol.

By understanding what factors promote atherosclerosis, and assessing your specific and personalized risk profile, you can initiate steps to not only prevent and treat atherosclerosis, you can actually reverse atherosclerosis. This book reviews the various heart risk factors and tells you how and to what extent they affect atherosclerosis. You will learn about which heart tests are actually valuable, which ones to avoid, and which ones to insist upon (even if your insurance company balks). You will learn the how, why, which and when about lifestyle interventions, diets, supplements, vitamins, medications, surgery and angioplasty. You will see insider information about where our medical system for heart care does very well, and where it does very poorly. How is it that the U.S. spends more on heart care than the rest of the world, and we still perform so poorly in heart disease prevention? Why do we so poorly in administering heart care to women, children, elderly and minorities?

Dr. K.H. Sheikh is a full-time cardiologist practicing on Florida’s Space Coast. Treating a sophisticated population of patients ranging from NASA astronauts, scientists, engineers, and technicians to motivated people just like you, Dr. Sheikh offers the same information and guidance that he has provided his patients who want to help themselves or a loved one prevent or reverse heart disease. Unlike many books on this subject which simplify the science of atherosclerosis, this book is sophisticated and advanced in the level of science presented, but presents the information in a common sense approach with practical applications. Once you understand the science of heart disease, the principles of prevention and treatment not only become clearer, but you can separate the many common misconceptions, myths and misinformation about heart disease prevention and treatment from what is accurate and scientifically proven.

This comprehensive guide will help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and learn how to take charge of implementing your personal cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal strategies. If you are willing to make the effort, you will find the rewards will be a longer and improved quality of your life. These are the first steps so you “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack!”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015871906
Publisher:
Telemachus Press, LLC
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Sheikh directs a cardiology practice specializing in lipid management and cardiovascular disease prevention and reversal. He practices with Health First Physicians-Cardiovascular Specialists, a single specialty, cardiology practice in Brevard County, on the Space Coast of Florida.

He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a certified clinical lipid specialist, board certified in adult echocardiography and has completed level I training in cardiac CT imaging. His clinical interests include lipid management, comprehensive preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging and invasive cardiology. He was recognized by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Cardiologists.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sheikh maintains active interests in medical administration, clinical research and teaching. He serves as Director of General Cardiology Services at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He is a faculty member of the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. He is also the Director of Clinical Research for Brevard Cardiovascular Research Associates. He is a former Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine of Duke University. He received his MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and subject reviews.

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DON’T LET YOUR HEART ATTACK! A comprehensive guide to help you understand heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and how to take charge of imple 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
StevenPodnosMD More than 1 year ago
"Don't Let Your Heart Attack" is a finely written and serious book. Dr. Sheikh skillfully lays out the science behind the most common types of heart disease and goes on to make strong recommendations on how to save your life. The early chapters are devoted to a general introduction to the high prevalence of heart disease, and then a comprehensive discussion of the scientific evidence and processes that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Sheikh skillfully uses some spectacular analogies and illustrations to help the reader understand the many factors that can shorten and/or reduce the quality of many lives. This excellent book then discusses the powerful evidence that making lifestyle choices such as eating differently, exercising, reducing stress, and controlling weight make a huge difference in the quality and length of your life. The book is full of answers to questions we all have, such as: How important is stress? Does exercise help me live longer, and if so, why? Does diet matter? Does salt intake matter? How important is my family history? Is it true dental disease can affect my heart? How effective are the medicines my doctor prescribes for cholesterol treatment? Should I be doing other things to improve my health? What are the best screening tests for heart disease? What are the most appropriate treatments for atherosclerotic heart disease? Which diets really "work"? Which are the best medicines? How do I develop a personalized program to prevent heart disease? The book is amazing in that it speaks to many levels of readers, from physicians to laypeople who are concerned about their cardiac health. Readers of this book will be way ahead of the game when it comes to living longer and healthier! Steven Podnos MD , Critical Care Medicine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative and written so a layman can understand. I will definitely have a list of questions when I go to my next doctor's appointment.
MaryGarrish More than 1 year ago
A MIND CHANGER!! I was glad that my husband gave me this book to read. The book has amazing detail on the known science behind cholesterol, diets, lifestyles and heart disease. Yet, at the same time, it is very readable. This book definitively provides the answers anyone would want to know about which diets really are effective in preventing heart attacks. It also is an excellent guide to the tests that doctors run and the medications they might prescribe to treat high cholesterol. Reading this book will empower you to take control of the measures to prevent problems with early disease (and possibly death) from the number one illness we face today. Highly recommended!!!
VSP60 More than 1 year ago
I found this book helpful in sorting through all of the confusion about diets, supplements, medications and high-tech treatments for heart disease. Not only is this book helpful on the first read, but keep it as a reference about topics on heart disease that you can use later.