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From the Publisher"It’s not often we find a book that’s so useful to both doctors and patients alike. The Living Heart in the 21st Century is just such a book. . . . Written by two outstanding cardiologists, . . . this book tells it all. It explains what the term heart disease means, with all its ramifications, and what can be done about it. Most important, the information is practical and the advice tested. It is a classic."
-Isadore Rosenfeld, MDCM, FACP, Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and author of Live Now, Age Later and Power to the Patient
"Packed with a wealth of information and practical tips, [this] is an up-to-the-minute, easy-to-understand guide to common heart conditions. . . . Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to improve his or her heart health."
-Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
"[An] invaluable book for anyone interested in prevention and treatment. . . . There is no book like it that so thoroughly covers the field of cardiovascular medicine for the layperson."
-Scott M. Grundy, MD, Professor of medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
"Complete, clearly written, up-to-date, and authoritative . . . by two of the greatest authorities in the field."
-Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"The Living Heart in the 21st Century is a wonderful blend of authoritative information. . . . I recommend it as excellent reading and as an invaluable reference book for easy use in finding answers to all sorts of questions."
-Herbert Pardes, MD, Executive vice chairman of the board of trustees, New York Presbyterian Hospital
"Recognizing the importance of an individual’s understanding and actions in optimizing health, Drs. DeBakey and Gotto have produced a fascinating guide to the rapidly changing world of cardiovascular disease and cardiac health. . . . Practical, readable, and accurate."
-David J. Skorton, MD, President, Cornell University