The Healthy Heart for Dummies

The Healthy Heart for Dummies

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"For yourself and for your family, please read this book!" Joan Lunden "This is the best book you can read on heart health." Art Ulene, M.D. Praise for The Healthy Heart For Dummies(R) "Outstanding! A must-read for anyone interested in preventive medicine in general, and in heart disease prevention in particular." Richard S. Irwin, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care "Required reading for anyone with a history of heart disease or a family tree that has heart disease in it." Joseph S. Alpert, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Department of Medicine "Dr. James Rippe understands hearts and people. If you want more out of life, this is a must-read." Donna Hanover, Broadcast Journalist Your guide to preventing and managing heart disease! Dozens of great-tasting recipes from the worlds top chefs! In this friendly guide, renowned cardiologist Dr. James Rippe shows you how to outsmart heart disease and other cardiac ailments with simple changes in your daily life.
From diet to exercise to meditation, this is your must-have reference for heart disease care and prevention. Discover how to: Eat right for optimal heart health Develop a heart-healthy exercise program Choose the right physician Explore the latest treatment options Understand common cardiac tests and procedures Get smart! www Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers
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Product details

  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 076455199X
  • 9780764551994

About Rippe

James M. Rippe, M.D., is an associate professor of cardiology at Tufts University Medical School and the director of both the Rippe Health Assessment at Celebration health and the Center for Lifestyle Research. He is also the author of several award-winning fitness books.
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: The Heart and Heart Health. Chapter 1: Heart Health and You. Chapter 2: Anatomy and Destiny: The Heart and Cardiovascular System. Chapter 3: Lifes Risky Business: Minimizing Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. PART II: The Healthy Heart Lifestyle Plan. Chapter 4: Nutrition for a Healthy Heart. Chapter 5: Personal Nutrition: Designing Your Own Menu. Chapter 6: Exercise and the Heart: Keep It Pumping. Chapter 7: Planning Your Personal Heart Healthy Exercise Program. Chapter 8: Heart and Soul: Mind/Body Connections, Stress Reduction, and Cardiac Health. PART III: Preventing Heart Disease: The Big Four. Chapter 9: Combating High Blood Pressure to Reduce Your Cardiac Risk. Chapter 10: Controlling Cholesterol. Chapter 11: Stamp Out Smoking! Chapter 12: Overcoming Obesity: Healthy Weight Loss. PART IV: Understanding and Controlling Heart Disease. Chapter 13: Tests and Procedures: When Each Is Used and What They Tell Us. Chapter 14: Coronary Artery Disease, Angina, and Unstable Angina. Chapter 15: Heart Attack! Chapter 16: Cardiac Rehabilitation. Chapter 17: I Got Rhythm: The Hearts Electrical System. Chapter 18: Heart Failure. Chapter 19: Other Cardiac Conditions. Chapter 20: Reversing Heart Disease: Hope or Hype? Chapter 21: Alternative Therapies: Are They for You? Chapter 22: Working with Your Doctor: The Rules of Engagement. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Myths about Heart Disease. Chapter 24: Ten Great Heart-Healthy Foods. Chapter 25: Ten Cardiac Signs and Symptoms: Which Are Worrisome and Which Are Not. Chapter 26: Ten Secrets of Long-Term Success. Appendix: Heart-Healthy Cookbook: Great Heart-Healthy Recipes by Americas Leading Chefs. Index. Book Registration Information.
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