South Beach Heart Health Revolution: Cardiac Prevention That Can Reverse Heart Disease and Stop Heart Attacks and Strokes

South Beach Heart Health Revolution: Cardiac Prevention That Can Reverse Heart Disease and Stop Heart Attacks and Strokes

by Arthur Agatston
     
 

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"Another masterpiece! The author of The South Beach Diet has taken a sharpshooter's aim at heart disease, the Normandy Beach for half of all Americans."

—Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of You: An Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country. This year alone, 865,000

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"Another masterpiece! The author of The South Beach Diet has taken a sharpshooter's aim at heart disease, the Normandy Beach for half of all Americans."

—Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of You: An Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country. This year alone, 865,000 people will have a new or recurrent heart attack, and another 700,000 will have a stroke. Don't become a statistic—heart attacks and strokes can be prevented!

In The South Beach Heart Health Revolution, Dr. Arthur Agatston's innovative approach to heart disease prevention will show you how to protect your heart and live a longer, healthier life. He not only explains how to assess your cardiac risks and avoid unneccessary surgery, but also teaches you how to make life-saving changes, including rethinking your eating and exercise habits, to beat the odds of suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Agatston explains:
How you can have a negative stress test and still be at risk for a heart attack Why your cholesterol level may not accurately indicate your risk for heart attack How a simple noninvasive heart scan can reveal if you are a cardiac time bomb Why belly fat can be deadly—and what you can do about it What you need to know about life-saving state-of-the-art blood testing, heart imaging, medications, and more How to transform your lifestyle with satisfying heart-healthy eating and an exercise program that's easy to integrate into your daily routine
The South Beach Heart Health Revolution will change the way you treat your health, your heart, and your approach to living well.

"This book is a must-read for everyone who wonders about their risk, and the risk of a loved one, to suffer a heart attack and what to do about it."

—H. Robert Superko, MD, FACC, FAHA; chairman, Molecular, Genetic, and Preventative Cardiology, Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta

Arthur Agatston, M.D., is a preventative cardiologist in Miami Beach and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Combined sales of his mega-bestseller, The South Beach Diet, and companion titles, have topped 22 million copies. He has authored groundbreaking studies and is frequently quoted in the media as a diet and cardiac health expert.

Previously published as The South Beach Heart Program

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“Dr. Agatston has been a guest on my show with this book. Unfortunately, it was too late to help me but, maybe, not you. The doctor is here with a revolution that can save your life.” —Regis Philbin

“Another masterpiece! The author of The South Beach Diet has taken a sharpshooter's aim at heart disease, the Normandy Beach for half of all Americans.” —Mehmet Oz, M.D., bestselling coauthor of You: An Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet

“This book is a must-read for everyone who wonders about their risk, and the risk of a loved one, to suffer a heart attack and what to do about it.” —H. Robert Superko, MD, FACC[MD1] , FAHA; chairman, Molecular, Genetic, and Preventative Cardiology, Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta

“Highly recommended reading for all Americans affected by or interested in preventing heart disease.” —The Diet Channel

Library Journal

Agatston (medicine, Univ. of Miami; The South Beach Diet) adds yet another book to his successful series. A cardiologist for more than 30 years, Agatston focuses his expertise on what he knows best: maintaining a healthy heart. He espouses four preventive techniques: diet, exercise, diagnostic tests, and medications. The first half of the book includes Agatston's reasoning for utilizing these preventive measures, documented studies and patient testimonials, a gender-specific questionnaire, and information on when invasive surgeries such as angiograms and angioplasties might be necessary. The second part is devoted to Agatston's four-step plan, with a basic overview and sample meal plans from the South Beach Diet, a detailed workout regimen of walking and Pilates-based exercises, and discussions of which medical tests are most important in monitoring one's heart and which prescription and over-the-counter medications (and supplements) are most beneficial and why. Those previously reluctant to take medications won't necessarily be persuaded by Agatston's confidence, and the diet chapter is too slight for most to grasp—but ultimately, Agatston's popularity makes this a necessary purchase for public libraries.
—Jennifer Johnston Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312376659
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
489,546
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Agatston, M.D., is a preventive cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed the South Beach Diet to help his cardiac and diabetes patients improve their blood chemistries and lose weight. Since then, his book The South Beach Diet and its companion titles have sold more than 22 million copies. Dr. Agatston has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, and recently he received the prestigious Alpha Omega Award from New York University Medical Center for outstanding achievement in the medical profession. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Sari.

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