New Heart Disease Handbook

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Take charge of your heart health today. The New Heart Disease Handbook provides you with all the information you need to safeguard your heart. And even after a heart disease has been diagnosed, this practical reference book can be used to take positive action—to control the illness, minimize its effects, and have a say in the selection of the best possible treatment.

Written by Dr. Christopher Cannon, a leading cardiologist working at the forefront of heart research, it covers ...

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Overview


Take charge of your heart health today. The New Heart Disease Handbook provides you with all the information you need to safeguard your heart. And even after a heart disease has been diagnosed, this practical reference book can be used to take positive action—to control the illness, minimize its effects, and have a say in the selection of the best possible treatment.

Written by Dr. Christopher Cannon, a leading cardiologist working at the forefront of heart research, it covers every aspect of heart health, care, and treatment. Clearly and simply, Dr. Cannon describes the most common heart diseases and exactly what steps you need to take to prevent or treat them. Drawing on the latest clinical studies, he sets out the risk factors, while suggesting easy ways to reduce those risks, from choosing heart-friendly foods and adopting relaxation techniques to lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. He explains the uses and potential side effects of standard and new medications, and talks you through the most widely used tests, treatments, and surgical procedures so that you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare. The accompanying illustrations, quick-reference tables, and handy checklists of questions will further assist you to assess your own health, and make the most of your consultations with your doctor and specialists.

Empowering and inspiring, positive yet practical, The New Heart Disease Handbook will help you not just maintain good heart health, but improve the quality of the rest of your life.

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Cannon, Christopher P. with Elizabeth Vierck. The New Heart Disease Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Effectively Reverse and Manage Heart Disease. Fair Winds: Quayside. Sept. 2009. 392p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-381-3. pap. $24.99. HEALTH
This excellent overview covers cardiac diseases via separate chapters devoted to angina, heart attacks, peripheral artery disease, heart muscle disease, arrhythmia, structural heart disease, and stroke. Each condition is accompanied by easy-to-understand illustrations and the appropriate diagnostic tests, newest treatments, and medications. Effective methods to control high blood pressure and cholesterol and make necessary lifestyle changes are also discussed. An appendix covers life-saving techniques: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), and automatic external defibrillators (AED). The glossary and index are effective references.
Verdict This outstanding heart handbook covers every aspect of heart care and treatment. Highly recommended for both lay readers and medical professionals.—James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York - Library Journal - Web Express, September 2009

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Cannon, Christopher P. with Elizabeth Vierck.

The New Heart Disease Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Effectively Reverse and Manage Heart Disease. Fair Winds: Quayside. Sept. 2009. 392p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-381-3. pap. $24.99. HEALTH
This excellent overview covers cardiac diseases via separate chapters devoted to angina, heart attacks, peripheral artery disease, heart muscle disease, arrhythmia, structural heart disease, and stroke. Each condition is accompanied by easy-to-understand illustrations and the appropriate diagnostic tests, newest treatments, and medications. Effective methods to control high blood pressure and cholesterol and make necessary lifestyle changes are also discussed. An appendix covers life-saving techniques: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), and automatic external defibrillators (AED). The glossary and index are effective references.

Verdict This outstanding heart handbook covers every aspect of heart care and treatment. Highly recommended for both lay readers and medical professionals.—James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York - Library Journal - Web Express, September 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592333813
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 982,473
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher P. Cannon, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a senior investigator of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, and for over the past two decades has been the principal investigator for 10 international clinical trials in the area of heart attacks and prevention.

Elizabeth Vierck is a noted health writer who has been a consultant and writer for many national health organizations. She has authored 17 books.

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