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Heart Disease and Health (Paperback)
  • Heart Disease and Health (Paperback)

Heart Disease and Health (Paperback)

Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 07/03/2013
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Heart disease, regardless of age and sex, is the leading cause of death in the United States and a major health concern throughout the world. This book explains the workings of the heart and related issues through practical examples, FAQs, and illustrations. Each title in the series will include: questions and answers about the medical definition/description of the condition; the source/causes; details of symptoms; available cure/treatment; and societal issues or public opinion such as legal issues, social/psychological ramifications, etc; case studies from both the physician and patient perspectives; and, animations, figures, and photos to support, explain topics under discussion. In electronic versions these items are integrated as hyperlinks and "pop-ups" throughout the text. Resources including Web sites, articles, blogs, and books that offer additional information on each subject. It includes a companion DVD with animations, color figures from the book, Web links, animations, etc.

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
ISBN: 9781937585907
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 7 mm

"Heart Disease and Health" by Drs. Gadkari and Larsen is one of the best books I have seen about health. The colorful pages are organized like a website with blocks of text that are easy for a quick read and easy for non-medical professionals to understand. There are highlighted important eye-catching notes and symbols that give further Internet references. This handbook is a wonderful home self-guide to optimum heart health or to recognizing heart problems. The heart functions and anatomy are explained in lay terms with excellent photos and diagrams. There are case studies and examples, good answers to questions. The book includes a DVD with videos and visual explanations and resources. This little full-color book should be in every home and read several times, like a consumer instruction and maintenance guide and service warranty for your MOST important possession.
"Heart Disease and Health" provides answers to terms and subjects relating to heart disease and provides a companion DVD with videos and resources to accompany health studies, information, and case studies. From basic physiology of the heart and its systems to blood pressure, exercise, diabetes and more, this covers everything from heart attack symptoms to treatment options and is a solid reference for general collections looking for a basic introduction using a Q&A format.
Gadkari (founder of the Association of Advanced Research in Obesity) and Larsen (securities lawyer and law school writing instructor) have created this book to provide answers to questions about the medical definitions and descriptions of heart disease and keeping the heart healthy. The book has five parts divided into 19 chapters: The Heart and Cardiovascular System; Causes, Effects, and Risk Factors for Heart Disease; Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Disease and Treatment of a Heart Attack; Follow-Up Treatment and Recovery After a Heart Attack or Surgery; and Three Keys to Heart-Healthy Living. The book includes beautiful color illustrations and a DVD.

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