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Author Rippe, James M.

Title Heart disease for dummies / by James M. Rippe
Published Hoboken, N.J. ; [Great Britain] : Wiley, [2004]


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Description xxiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series (...for dummies)
--For dummies.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Understanding heart disease -- Ch. 1. Confronting heart disease: The no. 1 health threat -- Ch. 2. Touring the heart and cardiovascular system -- Ch. 3. Recognizing your risk of coronary heart disease -- Part II. Identifying the many forms of heart disease -- Ch. 4. Understanding the onset of coronary artery disease, angina, and unstable angina -- Ch. 5. Understanding heart attacks -- Ch. 6. Beating out of sync: Arrhythmias -- Ch. 7. When the pump falters: Heart Failure -- Ch. 8. Clotting and bleeding in the Brain: Stroke -- Ch. 9. Identifying other cardiac conditions -- Part III. Finding out whether you have heart disease -- Ch. 10. Taking the first step: Going for a checkup -- Ch. 11. Using diagnostic tests -- Ch. 12. Forming a partnership with your doctor -- Part IV. Controlling and treating heart disease -- Ch. 13. Combating high blood pressure -- Ch. 14. Controlling cholesterol -- Ch. 15. Understanding drug and medical treatments for heart disease -- Ch. 16. Treating heart disease with invasive and surgical procedures -- Ch. 17. Evaluating alternative therapies: Are they for you? -- Part V. Living well with heart disease -- Ch. 18. Rehabilitating your heart -- Ch. 19. Reversing heart disease: Hope or hype? -- Ch. 20. Choosing heart-healthy nutrition and managing your weight -- Ch. 21. Getting it in gear: physical activity and exercise for heart health -- Ch. 22. Reducing stress: Tapping the mind/body connection to improve heart health -- Ch. 23. Quitting smoking -- Part VI. The part of tens -- Ch. 24. Ten myths about heart disease -- Ch. 25. Ten great heart-healthy foods -- Ch. 26. Ten cardiac signs and symptoms you need to know about -- Ch. 27. Ten secrets of long-term success -- Appendix: Great heart-healthy recipes by America's leading chefs
Summary "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." -back cover
Analysis Heart disease
Lifestyle and health
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
On cover: Get the lowdown on how to prevent and treat heart disease
Subject Heart -- Diseases.
Coronary heart disease.
Heart failure.
Coronary heart disease -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Heart failure -- Popular works.
Heart -- Diseases -- Popular works.
LC no. 2004100891
ISBN 0764541552
Other Titles Heart disease