Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health Series)

Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health Series)

by Robert Myers, Rob Myers
     
 

Includes the latest medical findings.

Widespread and deadly, heart disease is a grim epidemic. Affecting parents, siblings, friends and co-workers, heart disease is so common that it is impossible to remain untouched by it. Heart disease is responsible for more than 37% of all deaths and is the leading cause of death in people over 65.

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Overview

Includes the latest medical findings.

Widespread and deadly, heart disease is a grim epidemic. Affecting parents, siblings, friends and co-workers, heart disease is so common that it is impossible to remain untouched by it. Heart disease is responsible for more than 37% of all deaths and is the leading cause of death in people over 65.

In Heart Disease, Dr. Rob Myers shows how to take control of the condition. For example, of the 50 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure -- the leading contributor to heart disease -- only 35% know they have it. Yet, high blood pressure is easily detectable and usually controllable.

Heart Disease is a practical health guide that simplifies this disease's biology and physiology and clearly explains the medial concepts and jargon often used by doctors in diagnosis and treatment.

Using detailed tables, sidebars and diagrams, Heart Disease provides comprehensive, accurate, safe and up-to-date information for patients and their families.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert L. Menuet II, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book, written by a board certified cardiologist, is a practical guide for patients and families affected by heart disease or facing risk factors contributing to its progression. The book is comprehensive yet concise in its description and explanation of this complex disease process. From the author's use of simple but accurate terminology, the reader is able to explore concepts from normal physiology to risk factors and evolution of heart disease. The book also covers the latest in medical treatment, risk factor identification, and drug therapy with the helpful addition of tables, illustrations, indexes, and glossaries.
Purpose: The author's intent is to bring to light the often unrecognized epidemic of the number one cause of death of American adults today that by its very nature will touch everyone's lives directly or indirectly. The author takes a very unambiguous approach in order to demystify and also dispel common misconceptions of heart disease.
Audience: Through use of nonmedical jargon, he imparts a sound fund of knowledge to help steer patients and families to healthier lives. The book is a wonderful resource and sorely needed in such a rapidly evolving area of medicine.
Features: The book is surprisingly comprehensive with thorough discussions of coronary artery disease, arrhythmias and management, newly discovered risk factors such as Lp(a), CRP, and coronary calcium scores. Many cutting-edge diagnostic tests such as cardiac MRI and CT angiography are explained, and their roles in heart disease evaluation are discussed. The book also examines invasive treatment modalities from evolving technologies in angioplasty, including drug eluting stents, to bypass and other surgical options.
Assessment: Finally, an inexpensive intelligently written resource that tackles this confusing topic is available to patients and their families. This nicely edited book is written in a fluid and seamless style, affording an effortless readability. This would be a superb resource for patients and families to help them confidently understand heart disease and play an active role in their own healthcare, becoming their own best doctors.
E-Streams - Sue Norman
Useful... almost everyone can easily comprehend this book... loaded with useful and concise information.
3 Stars from Doody

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979266
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/06/2004
Series:
Your Personal Health Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Intelligently written book that addresses the confusing world of heart disease... a book that will educate, entertain and inspire.

Meet the Author

Robert Myers, MD, is the Director of the Schulich Heart Centre, the cardiovascular program at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

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