Heart Disease For Dummies: Edition 2

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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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About the author

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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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 27, 2011
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118068960
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Heart
Health & Fitness / General
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Written in plain English and packed with tons of authoritative advice, Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on coronary heart disease and its treatment. This resource covers new ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications of heart disease, the latest medications, updated diet and exercise plans, the lowdown on recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack, determining if you have heart disease, distinguishing between angina, heart attack, and stroke, and much more.

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Helps you find the right doctor and handle a managed care plan Covers all thirteen types of heart disease and discusses the key differences that may determine their progression and treatment Illustrates how simple changes in diet may be enough to prevent heart disease Shows how you can reverse some of the effects of heart disease through exercise

If you're suffering from or are at risk of heart disease—or love someone who is—Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies empowers you to take control of heart health and get on a path to a longer, healthier life.

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