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The Healthy Heart 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 Dummiesis 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 Dummiesis an indispensable resource for living well with this manageable condition.

Synopsis:

"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® "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 world's 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

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Synopsis:

The Healthy Heart For Dummies explores that most vital organ — the heart — and explains why you need to care for it. This book also helps you design a personal lifestyle based on proper nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and mind/body connections to both prevent and control heart disease. It includes a section describing the latest tests and procedures used in evaluating heart health and problems, which help you make decisions on treatment options. As an added bonus, the author, James M. Rippe, M.D., has conferred with the world's top chefs to offer you 35 great tasting and heart-healthy recipes.

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

Append. Heart-healthy cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764551994
Author:
Rippe, James M.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Rippe, James M., M.D.
Author:
James M. Rippe, M.D.
Author:
Rippe
Location:
Foster City, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Diet Therapy
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Heart
Subject:
Medicine, popular
Subject:
Diseases - Heart
Subject:
Cardiology
Subject:
Heart Diseases
Subject:
Consumer Health Special Topics
Subject:
Health - Diet & Nutrition
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Lifestyles
Series:
For Dummies Lifestyles
Series Volume:
80-2000
Publication Date:
19991215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
9.26x7.42x1.09 in. 1.51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "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® "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 world's 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.dummies.com 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

"Synopsis" by , The Healthy Heart For Dummies explores that most vital organ — the heart — and explains why you need to care for it. This book also helps you design a personal lifestyle based on proper nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and mind/body connections to both prevent and control heart disease. It includes a section describing the latest tests and procedures used in evaluating heart health and problems, which help you make decisions on treatment options. As an added bonus, the author, James M. Rippe, M.D., has conferred with the world's top chefs to offer you 35 great tasting and heart-healthy recipes.
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