Heart Care for Life (Hardcover)
Developing the Program That Works Best for You
Yale University Press, 9780300108699, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2006
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More than 70 million Americans have some form of heart disease. For each of them, obtaining accurate information about the disease and the many options for dealing with it can be both empowering and life saving. In this book, cardiologist Dr. Barry L. Zaret and Genell Subak-Sharpe offer up-to-date facts about the best treatments available and an innovative approach that shows how treatment programs can be tailored to meet the needs of each unique patient.There are no short-term fixes and no one-size-fitsall programs, explain Zaret and Subak-Sharpe. Although certain characteristics are common to each form of heart disease and its treatments,these constants must be tempered against individual variables. The authors outline the constants for the full range of cardiovascular conditions, from angina and heart attacks to high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. They then guide readers through the process of assessing personal variables to develop an individual treatment and life-style program.Written in a warmly reassuring style, this indispensable guide to heart care offers realistic hope and specific directions for designing a lifelong heart care program. Filled with practical advice, instructional case histories, a philosophy for controlling your health, self-tests to assess risk, and questions to ask your doctor, it looks toward an even better future for those with heart disease.
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Praise For Heart Care for Life: Developing the Program That Works Best for You…
"This book could be a lifesaver for a large number of people."-Edwin F. Beschler, heart attack survivor
-Edwin F. Beschler
"This book has multigenerational appeal .. Heart Care for Life is thorough enough to empower readers to take charge of their cardiovascular health."
-Dr. Henry Black
"Dr. Zaret's ability to take his years of experience and provide the reader an easy to understand book on the prevention and treatment of heart disease is invaluable. Anyone concerned about their heart should read this today."-Larry King, CNN Talk Show Host, Founder of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and best selling author of Taking on Heart Disease
". . .good, serious information about your heart. . .You can read it cover-to-cover or use it as a reference. . ."-Mary Beth Regan, Baltimore Sun
-Mary Beth Regan
"[Written] in a warm, down-to-earth style. . . . This book also makes an excellent reference manual to have around the house."-Dennis Lythgoe, Deseret Morning News