Best Practices for a Healthy Heart (Paperback)
How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After It Starts
The Experiment, 9781615190478, 384pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
The heart beats more than 2,500,000,000 times over the average life—and, despite great strides in medicine, prevention is still the best way to keep your heart running strong. If you want to help your heart—and especially if you already have a cardiac diagnosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or a family history of heart disease—Best Practices for a Healthy Heart is your complete guide to cardio care. For more than twenty years, award-winning, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Sarah Samaan has treated thousands of patients and tirelessly kept pace with the latest research—and now, she condenses her best advice into 7 easy steps on how to:
• Take charge of your “numbers”—your weight, cholesterol, heart rate, and blood pressure
• Make heart-smart choices about food, exercise, and stress
• Work with your doctor to design the right treatment for you
• Tell which supplements and alternative therapies really help
• Avoid vices that will harm your heart—and much more!
Put these best practices in action today, and you will decrease your risk of disease and dependence on medication, experience a wealth of positive “side effects” (from a smaller waistline to a happier outlook!), and soon be seven steps nearer to optimal heart health.
About the Author
Dr. Samaan practices cardiology at Legacy Heart Center in Plano, Texas, and at the Baylor Heart Hospital, where she is codirector of the Women’s Cardiovascular Institute.
Praise For Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After It Starts…
“An inspiring, well-informed call to make ‘heart-loving’ lifestyle changes. As Samaan notes, a whopping 85 percent of cardiovascular disease is preventable.”
“Written in the same personable, conversational style that undoubtedly contributed to [Dr. Samaan’s] being named a ‘Texas Super Doctor’ by peers six years in a row . . . Best Practices for a Healthy Heart is a valuable, comprehensive guide for anyone looking to better understand or prevent heart disease and live a longer, healthier life.”
“Wonderfully comprehensive . . . Dr. Samaan’s achievement in terms of the detail and scope of her book is very impressive. While this book touches on all aspects of cardiovascular disease it does so in an easily readable and understandable style for the lay person and yet it has value for the professional.”
—Gerald C. Timmis, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
“Dr. Samaan attacks the myths and hype around cardiovascular health and lays out the fundamentals in an easy-to-digest format. Her seven steps are clear, straightforward, and supported by scientific data, as well as her own personal experiences as a cardiologist. This book provides the best up-to-date information on cardiovascular disease prevention.”
—Michael Crawford, MD, FACC, Chief of Clinical Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco
“As a fellow physician, I see too often that many people neither heed subtle warning signs of pending heart disease nor realize they can take a proactive role toward improving heart health. In a reader-friendly, clear, concise and comprehensive narrative, Dr. Samaan lays out a simple, lifelong approach to effectively preventing heart disease that will also improve overall health.”
—Jeff Balser, MD, PHD, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Vanderbilt University and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Dr. Samaan teaches a whole-life approach that is bound to help you. Start today, and begin taking care of the one heart you have.”
—Leisa Hart, star of Buns of Steel exercise videos
“[Dr. Sarah] provides easy solutions that if properly followed will and can make a difference.”
—Jennie Garth, actress, activist
“Her message is positive: Prevention can not only make you healthier physically, it will also help you be happier, more optimistic, more hopeful.”
—Dallas Morning News