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Author DeVane, Matthew S.

Title Heart smart : a cardiologist's 5-step plan for detecting, preventing, and even reversing heart disease / Matthew S. DeVane.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2006]
©2006
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  616.12 DEV    DUE 12-05-19
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Description ix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: the heart smart advantage -- Step 1 -- Recognize the warning signs of heart disease -- Heart attack! know the warning signs to save your life -- The ultimate chest pain guide: when should you worry? -- Attack of the killer plaque: coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis -- Step 2 -- Take charge of your cardiac risk factors -- Traditional cardiac risk factors: the big picture -- Watch out for the "big five" killers: hypertension, the "new" diabetes, smoking, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle -- Taking aim at HDL, LDL, and triglycerides: a new look at some old foes -- Step 3 -- Go high-tech to detect heart disease and lower your risk -- Digging deeper into your risk: inflammation, infection and beyond, which emerging factors should you be tested for? -- The truth about stress tests: what they can and can't tell you about your cardiac risk -- The cutting edge of cardiology: take advantage of the latest imaging and stress tests to find out your risk -- Step 4 -- Putting it all together: what's your risk? -- Cardiac risk assessment tools -- Step 5 -- Live the heart smart life: a cardiologist's practical and proven approach -- Kick off your heart smart program: 101 things you can do now to prevent a heart attack -- Exercise: a priority for heart health -- What can I eat? the heart smart approach to nutrition, dieting, heart healthy "superfoods," and supplements -- Aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs: heart medications to save your life.
Subject Heart -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis -- Popular works.
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Popular works.
Heart -- Diseases -- Risk factors -- Popular works.
ISBN 0471746924
Standard No. 9780471746928
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