Heart 411 : the only guide to heart health you'll ever need / Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen.
Author: Gillinov, Marc.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307719904 (pbk.)
Description: viii, 550 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Coronary heart disease Popular works.
Coronary heart disease Treatment Popular works.
Coronary heart disease Prevention Popular works.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Heart. bisacsh.
MEDICAL / Cardiology. bisacsh.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Reference. bisacsh.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Heart health and disease : the basics that you must know. Saving your life ; Coronary heart disease : the risk factors you know and those you don't ; Cholesterol, friend and foe ; Your weight and your heart : how extra pounds create excess risk -- A plan for prevention. Food for the heart ; Red wine and your heart : a drink a day may keep the cardiologist away ; Exercise and your heart : which type and how much? ; Emotion and your heart : you can be scared to death ; How to tell fact from fiction : sorting through the medical evidence ; Which heart tests do you need? -- Fixing the broken heart. Medicines for the heart : the Big Six ; Stents versus surgery for coronary heart disease : to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail ; A chance to cut is a chance to cure : what you need to know before heart surgery ; You've got the beat : keeping your heart in rhythm ; Living with heart failure ; Vitamins and supplements : trick or treatment? -- Personal plans. The mysteries of Venus : understanding the hearts of women ; Heart disease in men : it is all partly about sex ; Heart disease in kids : prevention starts now! -- Looking forward. Heart health (and repair) in the future : Star Trek, here we come! ; Putting heart doctors out of business.
Summary: "The definitive guide to heart health from two of America's most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America. Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease--or one of the millions more who_think they are healthy but are at risk?_Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist's office, your heart's health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions. In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children? Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life"--