Heart Disease Breakthrough: What Even Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Preventing a Heart Attack

Heart Disease Breakthrough: What Even Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Preventing a Heart Attack

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by Thomas Yannios, Thomas Yannios
     
 

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What even your doctor may not know about the real heart attack risk factors and what you can do to prevent heart disease now.

You count your cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium consumption, and get regular exercise. But consider these facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts below 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart

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What even your doctor may not know about the real heart attack risk factors and what you can do to prevent heart disease now.

You count your cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium consumption, and get regular exercise. But consider these facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts below 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And the wrong kind of exercise can do your heart more harm than good. Now for the good news: You can do something about it, and this book shows you how.

Recent research has revealed that the real risks are a combination of factors that you-and your doctor-may never have heard of, including the crucial differences between cholesterol types and much, much more. In The Heart Disease Breakthrough, Thomas Yannios, M.D., explains the state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs in testing, diagnosis, nutrition, and exercise. And he presents a clear, easy-to-follow 10-step program for counteracting your individual risk factors and attaining optimum heart health.

"For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios. . . isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework. . . . Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews

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Library Journal
Yannios, associate director of critical care and nutritional support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, here describes the smallest components of cholesterol, which can do more damage to the heart than the overall LDL levels that concern so many of us. He details the various particles that make up cholesterol, explains how these particles can help or hurt the body, and lists ten precautionary steps, including blood tests for LDL subclasses and HDL profiles, diet and exercise changes, and medications to lower cholesterol. Yannios warns that a low-fat diet may harm rather than help and advocates a strenuous exercise program, warning only that people in certain health categories should check with a physician first. No attention is given to the patient/ physician relationship or consultation, how to request tests, or how to discuss health plans and information with ones doctor. Thought-provoking but possibly hazardous for the unsophisticated; a dubious purchase.Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, FL
Kirkus Reviews
For those seriously concerned with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios, associate director of critical care and nutritional support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework—his horrifying case stories are successfully designed to propel readers into action, and he backs them up with the grim facts: most Americans already have well-advanced atherosclerosis by their 20s; low-fat diets "can actually raise cholesterol and increase risk in certain groups of people"; more than half the people who have heart attacks have total cholesterol levels under 200. So the remedy for those in peril, according to Yannios, takes some real work: assess your own risk; then, with the help of a physician, take advantage of the newest blood tests and make a stringent action plan—guidelines are set out here—involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, "practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise"—it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471353096
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.65(d)

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Meet the Author

Thomas Yannios, M.D., a noted educator and clinician in the field of critical care and nutritional support, is currently practicing at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. He is also the author of The Food Report Card.

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I am a young, athletic women trained in the health sciences. This is a unique book, relevent to everyone and I mean everyone. Just the diet and exercie chapters alone revolutionized my thinking. Dr. Yannios' is the only book that I know of that seperates exercise 'styles' according to one's risk factors. And for cardiovascular risk factor analysis, well, this book is the ONLY one that deals with 21st century science.