The New Heart Disease Handbook

The New Heart Disease Handbook

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DIVTake charge of your heart health today. The New Heart Disease Handbook provides you with all the information you need to safeguard your heart. And even after a heart disease has been diagnosed, this practical reference book can be used to take positive actiona€”to control the illness, minimize its effects, and have a say in the selection of the best possible treatment. /divWritten by Dr. Christopher Cannon, a leading cardiologist working at the forefront of heart research, it covers every aspect of heart health, care, and treatment. Clearly and simply, Dr. Cannon describes the most common heart diseases and exactly what steps you need to take to prevent or treat them. Drawing on the latest clinical studies, he sets out the risk factors, while suggesting easy ways to reduce those risks, from choosing heart-friendly foods and adopting relaxation techniques to lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. He explains the uses and potential side effects of standard and new medications, and talks you through the most widely used tests, treatments, and surgical procedures so that you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare. The accompanying illustrations, quick-reference tables, and handy checklists of questions will further assist you to assess your own health, and make the most of your consultations with your doctor and specialists. Empowering and inspiring, positive yet practical, The New Heart Disease Handbook will help you not just maintain good heart health, but improve the quality of the rest of your life.The main advantage of stents over balloon angioplasty is in preventing restenosis. Furthermore, drug-eluting stents work better at preventing restenosis than bare-metal stents. Stent thrombosis: In a small group of patients, the stent cananbsp;...

Title:The New Heart Disease Handbook
Author:Christopher P. Cannon M.D., Elizabeth Vierck
Publisher:Fair Winds Press - 2009-09-01


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