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Heart Disease for Dummies

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Dr. Rippe (Tufts U. School of Medicine, Boston), a leading authority on preventive cardiology, provides a basic overview of heart functioning, types of heart disease, risk factors, preventive lifestyle strategies, diagnostic tests, and treatment options for living well despite heart disease. He debunks myths, and includes heart-healthy recipes and a "cheat sheet" with prevention tips and heart attack warning signs.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This title provides information 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 medicines for handling heart disease.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

A leading cardiologist explains how to reverse, treat, and prevent heart disease<P>Over 61 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease. Now, 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. Readers will find sound, practical advice on how to prevent and reverse heart disease through diet, stress reduction, exercise, and much more.<P>James M. Rippe, MD (Shrewsbury, MA), a renowned cardiologist and authority on preventive care, is the founder and Director of the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University. His 25 books include standard medical texts as well as The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies (0-764-55222-8).

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Confronting Heart Disease: The No. 1 Health Threat.

Chapter 2 Touring the Heart and Cardiovascular System.

Chapter 3 Recognizing Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease.

Chapter 4 Understanding the Onset of Coronary Artery Disease, Angina, and Unstable Angina.

Chapter 5 Understanding Heart Attacks.

Chapter 6 Beating Out of Sync: Arrhythmias.

Chapter 7 When the Pump Falters: Heart Failure.

Chapter 8 Clotting and Bleeding in the Brain: Stroke.

Chapter 9 Identifying Other Cardiac Conditions.

Chapter 10 Taking the First Step: Going for a Checkup.

Chapter 11 Using Diagnostic Tests.

Chapter 12 Forming a Partnership with Your Doctor.

Chapter 13 Combating High Blood Pressure.

Chapter 14 Controlling Cholesterol.

Chapter 15 Understanding Drug and Medical Treatments for Heart Disease.

Chapter 16 Treating Heart Disease with Invasive and Surgical Procedures.

Chapter 17 Evaluating Alternative Therapies: Are They for You?

Chapter 18 Rehabilitating Your Heart.

Chapter 19 Reversing Heart Disease: Hope or Hype?

Chapter 20 Choosing Heart-Healthy Nutrition and Managing Your Weight

Chapter 21 Getting It in Gear: Physical Activity and Exercise for Heart Health.

Chapter 22 Reducing Stress: Tapping the Mind/Body Connection to Improve Heart Health.

Chapter 23 Quitting Smoking.

Chapter 24 Ten Myths about Heart Disease.

Chapter 25 Ten Great Heart-Healthy Foods.

Chapter 26 Ten Cardiac Signs and Symptoms You Need to Know About.

Chapter 27 Ten Secrets of Long-Term Success.

Appendix Great Heart-Healthy Recipes by America's Leading Chefs.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764541551
Author:
Rippe, James M., M.d.
Publisher:
Wiley Publishing
Author:
James M. Rippe, M.D.
Author:
Rippe
Author:
Rippe, James M.
Author:
Rippe, James M., M.D.
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Diseases - Heart
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Heart
Subject:
Heart Diseases
Subject:
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Subject:
Consumer Health Special Topics
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Heart Care and Stroke
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110427
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
235 x 188 x 17 mm 20.16 oz

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Product details 384 pages Wiley Publishing - English 9780764541551 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This title provides information 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 medicines for handling heart disease.
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , A leading cardiologist explains how to reverse, treat, and prevent heart disease<P>Over 61 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease. Now, 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. Readers will find sound, practical advice on how to prevent and reverse heart disease through diet, stress reduction, exercise, and much more.<P>James M. Rippe, MD (Shrewsbury, MA), a renowned cardiologist and authority on preventive care, is the founder and Director of the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University. His 25 books include standard medical texts as well as The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies (0-764-55222-8).
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