Heart Disease and Health

Paperback & DVD: 978 1 937585 90 7 / $24.95
Published: December 2012  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 937585 92 1 / $74.95  
About Library E-Book

Published: November 2012  

E-Book: 978 1 937585 93 8 / $19.95
Published: November 2012  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
60 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: MyModernHealth FAQs
Heart disease, regardless of age and gender, is the leading cause of death and a major health concern throughout the world. Using a question and answer format, practical examples, and numerous illustrations, this book explains the workings of the heart and related issues. It first offers easy to understand definitions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for heart diseases and then suggestions, diets, etc. for maintaining a healthy heart. The book includes numerous in-text Web links to the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, USDA, Centers for Disease Control, and others with important information and health tips. The companion DVD includes over 100MB of videos, resources, recipes, fact sheets, and illustrations to help you to understand all of the material from the book.
FEATURES +Provides questions and answers about the medical definitions and descriptions of heart disease and keeping your heart healthy. General topics include the causes of heart disease, details of symptoms, and available treatments /diets /preventative measures (see selected topics below) +Includes numerous in-text Web links to the American Heart Association (AHA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, Centers for Disease Control(CDC), pharmaceutical companies, YouTube, and other sites with animations, diets, practical case studies, and tools related to your heart health +Uses videos, animations, practical tips, case studies, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion. +Includes a companion DVD with videos, animations, color figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text Selected FAQs Covered: Workings of the heart and the cardiovascular system; blood; coronary heart disease; risk factors; cholesterol (HDL and LDL); omega-3 fatty acids; exercises; fats; triglycerides; smoking; obesity and healthy diet; blood pressure and hypertension; diabetes; Body Mass Index; symptoms of a heart attack; arrhythmias; electrocardiograms; blood tests; post-traumatic stress disorder; emergency treatments; diagnoses; heart drug therapy and statins; stents; types of surgery (by-pass, angioplasty, etc.); pacemakers;risks of surgery; follow-up treatments; keys to healthy living; managing stress; glycemic index; carbohydrates, and more.

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