Before the Heart Attacks

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Rodale Books, Jun 28, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Heart attacks are preventable; fatalities from heart attacks should be virtually unheard of; and heart disease can be controlled, possibly even reversed, says renowned researcher and cardiologist H. Robert Superko, M.D. In his groundbreaking work, Before the Heart Attacks, Dr. Superko for the first time outlines his innovative program to the public.

Dr. Superko was among the first physicians to question why standard screening tests missed so many pending heart attacks, and his search for the answer evolved into an entirely new approach to diagnosing, preventing, and treating heart disease.

The key to this groundbreaking cardiology is a new generation of screening tests that allow doctors to go beyond early detection of heart disease, to predict problems before they occur. Now doctors can step in and give you an individualized action plan that can forestall the disease before you suffer a first symptom! By targeting the metabolic and genetic underpinnings that can lead to tomorrow's heart attacks, you have the power to change your cardiac destiny.

So rather than waiting until you require invasive surgery, you can help to sidestep the devastation of advanced heart disease by adopting today the right dietary and exercise plans and taking the right supplements and, if necessary, medications. What truly distinguishes Dr. Superko's approach is the ability it gives us to customize treatment in a far more patient-specific manner than ever before. That way it is possible to strike the disease before it strikes you!

Read this book, make an appointment with your doctor, and get a new lease on a long and healthy life for your heart.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and new research has shown that conventional methods of detecting it are not as reliable as once thought. Superko, a cardiologist and ... Read full review

Contents

THE CARDIAC FINGERPRINT
12
THE FACTORS PUTTING YOU AT RISK
20
UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF YOUR HEART
45
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H. Robert Superko, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., is cofounder of the prestigious Berkeley HeartLab in California. He has published over 100 scientific articles in top peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Association; is a frequent speaker at American College of Cardiology meetings; and has turned around the lives of countless patients. In the past he directed the medical aspects of the Lipid Research Clinic at Stanford University and was codirector of the American Heart Association Lipid Disorders Training Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently director of both the Cholesterol, Genetics, and Heart Disease Institute in San Mateo, California, and the Center for Prevention at the American Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

Laura Tucker is the coauthor of several health and medical books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lisa Sawrey-Kubicek, M.S., R.D., is a sports, cardiovascular, and wellness dietitian with 20 years of experience as a researcher, educator, and consultant. Her special area of interest and expertise is heart disease prevention and she has collaborated with Dr. Superko since 1983.

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