A Patient's Guide to Coronary Bypass Surgery and Its Aftermath: Advice from a Survivor

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Carol Publishing Group, 1996 - Medical - 162 pages
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A Patient's Guide to Coronary Bypass Surgery and Its Aftermath provides important information, in an inviting fashion, on the causes, nature, and effects of heart disease - the number-one killer in the United States today. Understanding the disease is essential to living with it. A Patient's Guide deals realistically with changes in diet, exercise, and other life habits that will truly help to diminish the effects of the disease. It offers accurate, up-to-date information on such subjects as dietary fats, blood fats, and the relation between them; medications; diagnostic procedures; and risk factors such as hypertension. Considering the epidemic nature of coronary heart disease and the number of bypass procedures performed each year, existing literature for the patient is surprisingly thin and uninformative. None offers simple and succinct medical definitions, and none is easily available. A Patient's Guide to Coronary Bypass Surgery and Its Aftermath deals thoroughly but concisely with these matters, yet is of a length and voice to invite the concerned reader in.

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The Surprise of a Lifetime and
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The Main Event
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The Prince in a Kingdom
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