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From the PublisherDean Ornish, M.D. Author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease In Thriving with Heart Disease, Dr. Wayne Sotile has identified an important fact: for many heart patients, their coping attitudes, not the severity of the disease, may determine how long they will live and how happy they will be. Highly recommended.
Christiane Northrup, M.D. Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause It's no secret that heart disease is the number-one cause of premature death in women as well as men in this country. Thankfully, Dr. Wayne Sotile has written the definitive guide for transforming heart disease and making sure you don't become a statistic. Here is a book that you, your heart, and your family will love.
Mehmet Oz, M.D., Cofounder of the Complementary Care Center at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital; author of Healing from the Heart Dr. Sotile reveals that we can gain insights while overcoming heart disease and achieve a wonderful growth experience. This book is for everyone with a heart.
Lee Lipsenthal, M.D., Medical Director of Lifestyle Advantage and the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease Your doctor gives you prescriptions to manage your blood pressure and cholesterol. In Thriving with Heart Disease Dr. Wayne Sotile gives you the prescription for managing your life. A must-read for the individual with heart disease and the people who love them.
Harry Croft, M.D. Medical Director and Founder, The San Antonio Psychiatric Research Center Dr. Sotile is, without question, this country's leading authority on the psychological, emotional, and relationship effects of making it through heart disease. His understanding and compassion will be invaluable for heart patients who are coping with and living through the initial diagnosis and treatment of the illness, and then living the rest of their lives with it. For patients with heart disease and those who care about and for them, this book is a must-read.
Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D. Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital; coauthor of Take a Load Off Your Heart This wonderful book fills a critical void for patients by dealing with the day-to-day emotional and psychosocial challenges of heart disease — managing stress, managing anger and hostility, dealing with depression, and resuming sexual activity. Peppered with inspirational real-life stories; anecdotal experiences; humor; self-assessment tests; and compassionate, practical, research-based advice, it answers many important questions that are seldom, if ever, addressed by physicians and health-care providers.