Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! [NOOK Book]


Is that twinge in your chest heartburn or a heart problem? In 2006, more than 600,000 Americans-26% of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Now, Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive, step by-step plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease.

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Is that twinge in your chest heartburn or a heart problem? In 2006, more than 600,000 Americans-26% of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Now, Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive, step by-step plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease.

In The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!, Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including:

* The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health
* A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan
* An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health
* Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease
* Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them
* Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol
* How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation
* How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women
* How to raise heart-healthy children
* ...and more
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014078443
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 216,280
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Mayo Clinic is one of the world's oldest and largest multispecialty group practices. Since 1904, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic.
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Table of Contents

Your Biggest Risk 8

Warning signs of heart disease 11

Common myths about heart disease 12

Risk factors for heart disease 14

Part 1 Get Going! 16

Chapter 1 Get ready to start 18

Do you need to see a doctor? 20

Are you ready to start? 22

Chapter 2 Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 24

Take a baseline quiz 26

Work on your goals 27

Part 2 10 Steps to Heart Health 32

Making the Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan work for you 34

Chapter 3 Eat healthy 36

Boost your vegetables and fruits 38

Eat-breakfast… and eat it right 39

Go for the grains 40

Focus on fats 41

Be lean with protein 42

Chapter 4 Be active 46

Stand up for heart health 48

Start with 10 48

Add intervals 50

Boost your strength 52

Pick things you enjoy 52

Chapter 5 Sleep well 56

Aim for consistent quality sleep every night 58

Get adequate sleep to help you lose weight 59

Establish a consistent bedtime routine 60

Be cautious about caffeine and alcohol 61

Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder 61

Chapter 6 Deal with tobacco and weight 64

Tobacco and heart health 66

Weight and heart health 68

Chapter 7 Know your numbers 72

Blood pressure 74

Cholesterol 74

Triglycerides 77

Body mass index 78

Blood sugar 78

Chapter 8 Know your history 82

Personal history 83

Women's unique risks 85

Family history 85

Chapter 9 Set your targets 90

Your personal risk 92

Plans to reach your targets 95

Chapter 10 fake your medications 98

Understanding the problem 100

Overcoming the challenges 102

Side effects and interactions 104

Chapter 11 Plan for emergencies 106

Recognize the warning signs 108

Delay is deadly 109

Start CPR if someone's in trouble 110

Use defibrillation, if necessary 112

Involve your family 113

Chapter 12 Enjoy life 114

Build a social support network 116

Relax and have fun 117

Reduce stress 118

Learn to be adaptable 120

Find a realistic balance 121

Using the Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan for a lifetime 122

Part 3 If You Have a Problem 124

Chapter 13 How your heart works 126

Chapter 14 What can go wrong 136

Chapter 15 Coronary artery disease 144

Chapter 16 Heart failure 156

Chapter 17 Arrhythmias 166

Chapter 18 Heart valve disorders 176

Chapter 19 Vascular disorders 186

Chapter 20 Congenital heart disease 196

Part 4 How to Support Your Plan 206

Chapter 21 Common diagnostic tests 208

Blood tests 209

Electrocardiogram 210

Stress tests 211

Imaging tests 213

Taking your blood pressure 216

Chapter 22 Overcome your eating obstacles 220

Recipes for a healthy heart 234

Chapter 23 Overcome your activity obstacles 244

Chapter 24 Find a healthy weight 254

What's your BMl? 257

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid 259

Chapter 25 Complementary and alternative medicine 260

Common herbal and dietary supplements 262

Food as medicine 264

Mind-body medicine 266

Chapter 26 Monitor your mental health 268

Stress and your heart 269

Recognizing depression 273

Taking care of anxiety 275

Index 278

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Excellent resource

    I have purchased many books so I could learn how to lower my cholesterol and protect my heart. This was the only book that broke down every aspect I needed to do so. I am very impressed by the method. It's not easy changing bad habits but this book helped me through those challenges. I would recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    Very good

    A must read for seniors

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

    Should have gotten it sooner

    I have been wanting to get this book for awhile now, but alas other "more fun" books always seemed to get ordered. A wealth of information, common sense and down to earth to understand. Sign of a book like this are the questions it raises and thirst to seek deeper insights. This book does that, plenty of information here, but also pushes you to look for more.

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