The No Bull Book on Heart Disease: Real Answers to Winning Back Your Heart and Health

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If you are at risk of developing heart disease-or already have it-reading this invaluable book can give you a deeper, clearer understanding of cardiac procedures, treatments, and medications. A board-certified cardiologist and a cardiac psychologist who specializes in coronary artery disease deliver "no bull" guidance written "in plain talk from the patient's point of view" on what a heart attack is, how to deal with the hospital experience, how to interact more effectively with a doctor, the ins and outs of ...
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Overview

If you are at risk of developing heart disease-or already have it-reading this invaluable book can give you a deeper, clearer understanding of cardiac procedures, treatments, and medications. A board-certified cardiologist and a cardiac psychologist who specializes in coronary artery disease deliver "no bull" guidance written "in plain talk from the patient's point of view" on what a heart attack is, how to deal with the hospital experience, how to interact more effectively with a doctor, the ins and outs of diagnostic tests and medicines, and discuss effective treatment models to help you make important lifestyle changes for improving heart health.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402758683
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,086,601
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Becoming a Heart Patient 5

Chapter 1 The Story of a Heart Attack 6

Chapter 2 Your Body's Warning System 14

Chapter 3 Eight Cardiac Patients-Meet the Faces of Heart Disease 19

Part II What You Need to Know about Heart Disease 29

Chapter 4 Diagnostic Tests 30

Chapter 5 Your Medicines 36

Chapter 6 Recurrent Chest Pain 41

Chapter 7 Palpitations 43

Chapter 8 High Blood Pressure 45

Chapter 9 Atrial Fibrillation 48

Chapter 10 Women and Heart Disease 53

Chapter 11 Treating the Untreated Patient 58

Chapter 12 They Didn't Tell Me That ... 67

Chapter 13 The Life of a Cardiac Patient 73

Chapter 14 Common Misperceptions 76

Chapter 15 The Statistics Game 79

Part III Cardiac Psychology and Treatment 83

Chapter 16 Motivating One Life Change at a Time 85

Chapter 17 The Core of Heart Disease: Stress 88

Chapter 18 Walk and Your Heart Walks with You 102

Chapter 19 Getting Real about Your Weight and Diet 110

Chapter 20 Smoking-It's All about Fear 117

Chapter 21 Getting Back on Track 121

Chapter 22 Treating the Whole Person 124

Epilogue 133

Glossary 135

Resources 143

Index 145

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

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    It felt like these authors were sitting in my living room talking straight to me about how to handle the health issues that my father is facing. In the 3 hours it took me to read this book, I got more information than I did from all the research I have done online and in the library. The whole book simply makes good sense. These authors delivered it simply and effectively! GREAT READ!

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    I have a strong family history of heart disease and I was drawn to the title of the book. While reading the book it occurred to me that this is how medical books should be written. It felt like the authors were actually talking about me and to me. It was amazingly easy and even fun to read but also provided the information that none of my doctors ever talked about. The chapter on diagnostic test was perfect. It validated my experiences with heart tests and I liked how they talked about the "humiliation factor." Most importantly, I liked how they recommend treating one risk factor/problem at a time and not to overwhelm the patient with "you better do this list right now." No Bull was simple, to the point, informative, and a great read.

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