Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families

Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families

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by Jerome E. Granato
     
 

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"Coronary heart disease kills more people in the United States than any other heart disorder, and it is the leading cause of death among American women. Jerome E. Granato, a distinguished cardiologist with more than twenty-five years of experience, has created an authoritative and accessible guide to this common condition, providing patients and their families with…  See more details below

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"Coronary heart disease kills more people in the United States than any other heart disorder, and it is the leading cause of death among American women. Jerome E. Granato, a distinguished cardiologist with more than twenty-five years of experience, has created an authoritative and accessible guide to this common condition, providing patients and their families with insight and advice." Even after coronary heart disease is diagnosed, its course can be modified. This valuable resource will help patients and their families make some of the most important health care decisions they will ever face.

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Library Journal

The recent death of Tim Russert highlights the hidden dangers of heart disease. Cardiologist Granato strives to describe the many interlocking factors that can harm the coronary arteries and lead to devastating consequences for individuals. He explains the physical structure of the heart's arteries, why cholesterol is usually blamed as the primary cause of coronary disease, and how heart attacks occur. Granato discusses medicine based on clinical trials, highlighting how research has contributed to knowledge about heart disease and its causes: high cholesterol, vascular inflammation, heredity, hormones, diabetes, and smoking. Tests to diagnose problems are described, medications and surgical treatments are covered, and the illustrations are good. While at a high reading level, this book is excellent at explaining the causes of heart disease and the science behind diagnosis and treatments. A good adjunct to more basic heart books such as Barry M. Cohen and Bobbie Hasselbring's Coronary Heart Disease. Recommended. (Color plates not seen.)
—Janet M. Schneider

Sedona Red Rock News
[Living with Coronary Heart Disease] offers a solid background to educate those who experience heart disease... you can keep yourself fully informed with this book.

— David Keeber

Pittsburgh Magazine
Covers every treatment option available, and includes illustrations and graphs to help the information sink in.

Nursing Standard
I recommend this book as a valuable insight into the coronary heart disease process.

— Jane Bridges

Sedona Red Rock News - David Keeber
[Living with Coronary Heart Disease] offers a solid background to educate those who experience heart disease... you can keep yourself fully informed with this book.

Nursing Standard - Jane Bridges
I recommend this book as a valuable insight into the coronary heart disease process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801890246
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jerome E. Granato, M.D., F.A.C.C., is medical director of the coronary care unit at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Council on Clinical Cardiology at the American Heart Association.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SW48 More than 1 year ago
A comprehensive and understandable guide. All the information you need to manage your symptoms and live your best life.