Outliving Heart Disease: The 10 New Rules for Prevention and Treatment

Outliving Heart Disease: The 10 New Rules for Prevention and Treatment

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by Richard A., M.D. Stein M.D.
     
 

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In the last decade, the rules for "outliving" heart disease—living well with your heart until you die of some other cause—have changed dramatically.

Dr. Richard Stein, the director of Preventive Cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, cuts through the constant stream of new reports and often-contradictory information about preventing

Overview

In the last decade, the rules for "outliving" heart disease—living well with your heart until you die of some other cause—have changed dramatically.

Dr. Richard Stein, the director of Preventive Cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, cuts through the constant stream of new reports and often-contradictory information about preventing and treating heart disease with his 10 new rules:

Rule No. 1: Be Alert to Symptoms that Signal Imminent Heart Attack
Rule No. 2: Know Your Risk for Having a Heart Attack in the Next 10 Years
Rule No. 3: Take a Statin
Rule No. 4: Exercise! It's a Proactive Way to Reduce Heart Disease and Heart Attack Risk
Rule No. 5: Eat Well: Diet Guidelines for Heart Health
Rule No. 6: Understand the Mind-Body Connection
Rule No. 7: Explore Alternative Treatments
Rule No. 8: Keep Up with the Latest Tests and Treatments
Rule No. 9: Understand the Connections to Your Gender and Your Heritage
Rule No. 10: Partner with Your Doctor to Reach Your Heart-Health Goals

In plain English, Outliving Heart Disease explains: Vascular changes that take place as you age—and how they affect your heart • The specific risk factors affecting women, African-Americans, and other groups • The latest research on statins—those miracle drugs that have revolutionized the prevention and treatment of heart disease • How to create a heart-healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise program • How depression, anxiety, and stress impact the heart, and what you can do about it.

Updated with the most current therapies and diagnostic techniques, this is the guide for every man and woman to prevent and treat heart disease.

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Library Journal
Heart disease continues to be a preventable plague in the American population, with one of every five individuals suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. Zaret (medicine & radiology, Yale Univ. Sch. of Medicine) and Stein (director of preventive cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Ctr., NY) have each written books that stress patient responsibility in understanding and maintaining one's own heart health. In Heart Care, Zaret, whose coauthor, Subak-Sharpe, has produced or collaborated on more than 40 health and medicine books, stresses that a personalized plan adapted to an individual's preferences and lifestyle is critical to success. Warning against making many changes at once, he advises on exercise, diet, psychological factors, and smoking cessation. A broad overview of tests and treatments for common heart conditions, including benefits and disadvantages, is offered. Alternative treatments are briefly covered, as are heart disease in special populations (e.g., women, the elderly, minority ethnic groups, young athletes) and advances in medical devices, therapies, and procedures. In Outliving, Stein underscores the new medical research that has improved available treatments for heart disease, challenging readers to become knowledgeable about their health. Chapters offer one of ten "New Rules" to beat heart disease, starting with discovering whether one already has it. Throughout, evidence-based studies are interspersed with Stein's recommendations for lifestyle changes. Readers will also learn about risk assessments; tests and treatments; exercise, diet, and the mind-body connection; and clinical studies on alternative and complementary therapies. Questions that patients should ask their doctors and tips on partnering with the medical team are excellent; Stein's description of how heart disease develops is enlightening. Both books contain valuable, current, evidence-based information, although Stein's volume is more personal and features more concrete advice. Both are recommended for larger libraries.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp. Lib., Tampa Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557048899
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/18/2009
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
977,711
File size:
1 MB

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Dr. Richard A. Stein is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Urban Community Cardiology Program at the New York University School of Medicine, and the former Chief of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York–Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Stein has published over 65 articles and chapters in professional publications, and is co-editor of a textbook for physicians on complementary and alternative cardiovascular medicine.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been reading health books for most of my adult life and more now that i've surpassed the 'mid-life' point. I also happen to be an MD, though not a cardiologist. This book is an outstanding combination of evidence based research and practical clues to living WITH heart disease. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is written for the layperson in such a way that does not make us feel condescended too. Stein is truly a master at making otherwise boring information come alive and with such practical application that it is hard NOT to do the things he recommends! my hat is off to a physician who can also relate to the real world so effectiviely! BRAVO
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you think Outliving Heart Disease: The 10 New Rules For Prevention And Treatment re-hashes old information, think again: cardiologist Richard Stein observes too many new studies, reports, and conflicting details and cuts to the chase in providing clear, easy insights on what constitutes risk and how to alleviate it. From recognizing symptoms of an impending attack to assessing risk present and future and undertaking a health program to alleviate it, Outliving Heart Disease clarifies information.
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