The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan That Can Save Your Life

The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan That Can Save Your Life

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by Arthur Agatston
     
 

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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 Program, Dr. Arthur Agatston's innovative approach to heart disease

Overview

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 Program, 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 Program will change the way you treat your health, your heart, and your approach to living well.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605292830
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Series:
The South Beach Diet
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
487,222
File size:
2 MB

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,including articles on echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and noninvasive imaging of the coronary arteries. He recently 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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South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan That Can Save Your Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the author/cardiologist of the popular 'South Beach Diet' comes 'The South Beach Heart Program' -a book designed to get and keep your heart in shape via a 4 step plan. Step one is getting on a good diet. It should come to no surprise that the diet plan recommended is the heart healthy South Beach Diet. Step two is the exercise portion and the book recommends walking and strengthening exercises, particularly your core. The rationale here is that you can't keep your heart strong and exercise if your other muscles are weak. Step three is about getting the right tests. In other words, the earlier you get the tests, the better your chances are of preventing a heart attack or stroke. And finally, step four is getting the right medications one might need. Good for anyone concerned about being heart healthy, I recommend this book for due to its comprehensive discussion of its subject in plain language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it very informative. I haven't finished the book yet; I am beginning to read the sections reference the suggested exercises. Looking forward to asking my cardiologist his thoughts on this book.
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