100 Questions & Answers About Valvular Heart Disease
Empower Yourself! Whether you're a newly diagnosed with a valvular heart disease, or have a friend or relative with valvular heart problems, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Valvular Heart Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, sources of support, and includes topics like improved surgical techniques, noninvasive techniques for surveillance of left ventricular function, guidelines for the timing of surgery, and the role of drug therapy in the management of valvular heart disease. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
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