The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need
Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307719904, 550pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
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.
“Empowering [and] lifesaving…an understandable and definitive guide by two heart docs.”
“Preventative care for your cardiac plumbing, and steps to rectify what has gone amiss…With an affable thoroughness, the authors inform readers about the world of coronary heart disease….The text is designed so readers can either drop in on a specific topic or extend their understanding by reading the entire chapter to gain the broad, contextual picture. This book is like the doctor of old—white coat, black bag, stethoscope—ready to counsel from broad experience. So listen and act.”
“Two world experts in heart disease have crafted Heart 411 to serve as a blueprint to put themselves out of business by guiding us to optimize our heart health. If you have a heart question, look no further.”
--Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, NYP/Columbia University
“As a heart disease survivor, I look for the best information I can find, and I’ve found it in Heart 411. It is essential reading for patients like me, as well as those who want keep their heart healthy. In a world filled with conflicting information, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen separate fact from fiction, providing patients and their families with easy to use tools to understand heart disease and find the best possible care. It has become my go to book!”
--Larry King, CNN talk show host, founder of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation
“A useful and—dare I say—fun masterpiece. Reading Heart 411 is like have having your own personal consultation with two of the most skilled and compassionate heart doctors on the planet. Gillinov and Nissen provide a delightful blend of the latest research, moving experiences with patients at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, and warmth and humor to show each of us how to live a longer, healthier and happier life.”
--Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of New York Times bestsellers Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule
“From the warning signs of an impending heart attack to the cardiac effects of red wine, this book has it all. Gillinov and Nissen engage you with their friendly tone and their patients' stories and give you the critical information you need to ensure your heart health. Heart 411 is a must read.”
--Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and President, Cleveland Clinic
“It’s rare a book so vital to health is also such an engaging and entertaining read. Heart 411 is an invaluable resource, and one that I would recommend everyone add to their reading list.”
--Mary Joe Fernandez, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and ESPN & CBS Commentator
“Read Heart 411 and you may never have to call 911.”
--Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Emmy- and Grammy-winning performers
“Cardiac surgeon Gillinov and cardiologist Nissen, both of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, efficiently render an overwhelming array of symptoms, tests, diagnoses, treatment options, diet, and exercise recommendations, drugs and supplements, and prognoses associated with the nation’s top cause of death into an easy-to-use guide to preventing heard disease.”