Heart Disease For Dummies

Heart Disease For Dummies

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The startling truth is, one American dies of heart disease every 33 seconds almost one million deaths each year and almost one in four Americans has one or more types of heart disease. However, it's also true that it is possible to prevent, treat, and even reverse heart disease and this plain English guide shows you how! Heart Disease For Dummies is for anyone who has been diagnosed with a form of cardiovascular disease, knows someone who has, or who wants to learn more about staying heart healthy and preventing the disease. Leading cardiologist Dr. James Rippe delivers the scoop on the many different forms of heart disease (including angina, heart attacks, arrhythmias, strokes, heart failure, and other cardiac conditions) as well as the latest research, diagnostic techniques, treatment procedures, and medications.
You'll discover how to: * Recognize the risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack * Determine if you h ave heart disease * Distinguish between angina, heart attack, and stroke * Maximize your cardiac function * Find a good doctor and handle a managed care plan * Reverse heart disease through diet, lifestyle changes, and medications Like the millions of others living with heart disease, you want to take an active part in managing your health and feeling better fast. This easy-to-follow guide explains how heart disease affects the body and shows you the steps you can take along with your doctor to improve your quality of life.
With the expert advice, simple diagrams, and valuable tips in this book, you'll: * Keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight under control * Understand the common drug and medical treatments available for treating heart disease * Draw on the mind/body connection to reduce stress * Interpret the risk factors you can control (physical inactivity, hypertension, tobacco use) and the ones you can't (heredity, age, gender) * Form a true partnership with your doctor * Explore cardiac rehabilitation programs * Decide if alternative therapies are right for you Featuring heart-healthy recipes and a list of resources to help smokers quit the habit, Heart Disease For Dummies is an indispensable resource for living well with this manageable condition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0764541552
  • 9780764541551
  • 1,013,742

About James M. Rippe

James M. Rippe, MD, is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at Tufts University Medical School and the Director of the Rippe Health Assessment at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.
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Manage cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight Get the facts, reduce your risk, and improve your heart health

You can live well with heart disease. This plain-English guide explains the various forms of the disease and reveals how you can control and treat it - or prevent it altogether. You get up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest diagnostic tests, medications, and surgical procedures, as well as advice on eating healthy and reducing stress.

Praise for Heart Disease For Dummies

"Outstanding! A must-read for anyone interested in preventive medicine in general, and in heart disease prevention in particular."
--Richard S. Irwin, MD, 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, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Department of Medicine

Discover how to:

Assess your risk factors Identify the symptoms of a heart attack Ensure you receive quality medical care Change your lifestyle to manage heart disease Prepare tasty, heart-healthy meals
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