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Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will)

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Clinical studies show that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . so why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone? In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn?t worth the money or risk. ...
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The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You about Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Wil

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Overview


Clinical studies show that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . so why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone? In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn’t worth the money or risk. Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise and medical therapy, to achieve better results—without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933771540
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,035,549
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Ozner, MD, is medical director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute of South Florida and a clinical assistant professor of medicine and cardiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is the author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet. He lives in Miami.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

Part I The Problem

Chapter 1 The Heart Surgery Hoax 3

Chapter 2 Heart Disease-It's Not Worth Dying For! 11

Chapter 3 Understanding Heart Surgery 29

Chapter 4 Why Bypass Surgery and Angioplasty Seldom Work and Why We Keep Doing Them Anyway 37

Chapter 5 Pharmaceutical Follies 51

Chapter 6 The Radiation Ruse 59

Part II The Solution

The Onzner 10-Step Prevention Program 75

Step 1 Follow a Mediterranean Diet 79

Step 2 Exercise Regularly 109

Step 3 Manage Your Stress 115

Step 4 Take Command of Your Blood Pressure 127

Step 5 Control Your Cholesterol 133

Step 6 Reduce Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress 137

Step 7 Avoid Chronic Inflammation 145

Step 8 Prevent Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes 149

Step 9 Have an Annual Physical Exam with 157 Comprehensive Lab 157

Step 10 Avoid Unnecessary Diagnostic Tests and Procedures 167

Putting It All Together 175

Appendix A National Cholesterol Guidelines and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment 183

Appendix B Cellular Respiration and Free Radical Production 191

Bibliography and Further Reading 195

Index 217

About the Author 224

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    highly recommended

    My doctor told me to read this book because he and I share
    a heriditary problem with elevated cholestrol.

    I have been medicating and testing since 1980 and am probably
    the most knowledgeable person on the planet about heart problems
    as they relate to artery condition.

    This book challanges conventional treatments and is very enlightening.

    If you have heart problems, read it!

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