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

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

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by Arthur Agatston MD
     
 

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Arthur Agatston, MD, a leading cardiologist and the author of the international bestseller The South Beach Diet presents the truth about cardiac care in this country and offers his call to action for preventing heart attacks and strokes. 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

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Arthur Agatston, MD, a leading cardiologist and the author of the international bestseller The South Beach Diet presents the truth about cardiac care in this country and offers his call to action for preventing heart attacks and strokes. 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 600,000 will have a stroke. The shocking fact is that the majority of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with the medical knowledge we already possess. Yet this isn't happening. Why? Because too many doctors and hospitals don't support aggressive prevention, relying instead on invasive procedures such as angioplasties and bypasses for a significant portion of their income. In his most personal and passionate book yet, Dr. Arthur Agatston, who has helped millions of people find a healthy lifestyle, champions a revolution in heart disease prevention that will enable people to actually save their own lives. Drawing upon more than 30 years as a practicing cardiologist, he details the key elements of his four-part South Beach Heart Program:
• heart-healthy eating, following the principles of The South Beach Diet
• heart-healthy functional fitness, including cardio and core exercises
• state-of-the-art advanced blood testing and heart imaging
• heart-protective medications, as necessary Dr. Agatston's patients have thrived as a result of this aggressive prevention strategy. Now, with expert advice from a doctor they have learned to trust, the American public can join his prevention revolution and take the necessary steps to protect their hearts and live longer and healthier lives.

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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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ISBN-13:
9781594864193
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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