When Your Doctor Says: Heart Disease

Overview

Providing practical guidance about what to do next if you have suffered a heart attack or received a diagnosis of a heart condition, this book explains the diagnostic tests and monitoring procedures used to evaluate heart function and describes the various medications used to regulate heart rhythm, lower blood pressure, control cholesterol, and improve the efficiency of the heart. Lifestyle issues related to restoring heart health are reviewed, along with suggestions for coping with changes in diet and ...

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Overview

Providing practical guidance about what to do next if you have suffered a heart attack or received a diagnosis of a heart condition, this book explains the diagnostic tests and monitoring procedures used to evaluate heart function and describes the various medications used to regulate heart rhythm, lower blood pressure, control cholesterol, and improve the efficiency of the heart. Lifestyle issues related to restoring heart health are reviewed, along with suggestions for coping with changes in diet and activity levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780811683
  • Publisher: KWS Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Series: When Your Doctor Says
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 1,349,463
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Cooke, MD, FACP, is a clinical assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Understanding your Diagnosis
Chapter 1. How the Heart and the Circulatory System Work Chapter 2. Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Attack Chapter 3. Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Chapter 4. Arrhythmias and Electrical Heart Disease Chapter 5. Heart Murmurs and Structural Heart Disease Chapter 6. Heart Infections Chapter 7. Aortic Aneurysm
Part Two: Tests, Procedures, and Treatments
Chapter 8. Common Blood Tests Chapter 9. EKG and Stress Tests Chapter 10. Holter and Event Monitors Chapter 11. Echocardiographs Chapter 12. Nuclear Heart Scans Chapter 13. Cardiac CT Scans and MRIs Chapter 14. Coronary Angiograms and Cardiac Catheterization Chapter 15. Catheter Ablation Chapter 16. An Aspirin a Day?
Chapter 17. Using Blood Thinners Safely Chapter 18: Medicines to Manage Blood Pressure Chapter 19.  Medicines to Manage Blood Cholesterol Chapter 20: Dietary Supplements Chapter 21: Heart Surgery Chapter 22: Angioplasty Chapter 23: Bypass Surgery Chapter 24: Implantable Defibrillators Chapter 25: Pacemakers Chapter 26: Heart Transplant
Part Three: Moving Forward
Chapter 27. Your Recovery after a Heart Attack or Heart Procedure Chapter 28. Cardiac Rehabilitation Chapter 29. Physical Activity and Your Heart Chapter 30. Heart-Healthy Eating Chapter 31. Controlling High Blood Pressure Chapter 32. Controlling High Cholesterol Chapter 33. Controlling Diabetes Chapter 34. Managing Your Weight Chapter 35. Quitting Smoking Chapter 36. Managing Stress Chapter 37. Your Ongoing Health Care Needs Chapter 38: Managing Angina Chapter 39. Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Heart Problems Chapter 40. What to Do in an Emergency
Part Four: Research and Resources
Chapter 41. The Metabolic Syndrome Chapter 42. Inflammation as a Risk for Coronary Heart Disease Chapter 43. Air Pollution and Heart Disease Chapter 44. Questioning Chelation Therapy Chapter 45. Finding Recipes for Heart Health Chapter 46. Directory of Heart Disease Organizations

Index

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