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From The CriticsReviewer: Richard J. Carroll, MD, ScM (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This monograph covers several topics related to lifestyle changes and management in patients with coronary artery disease, including psychosocial issues, stress management, smoking cessation, compliance with medications, and other topics.
Purpose: Its purpose is to help all healthcare professionals who are involved in educating and counseling patients to modify risk factors.
Audience: This monograph is intended for practitioners who deal with patients with known coronary artery disease.
Features: It is unique in that it provides numerous questionnaires and tools for systematic lifestyle changes (i.e., smoking cessation) that can be quite useful to the practitioner.
Assessment: This is a very concise, well-written, and well-organized monograph. With risk factor modification being of such importance, this monograph can provide a systematic, comprehensive approach to helping the cardiac patient understand and create appropriate lifestyle changes.