Coping with Heart Surgery and Bypassing Depression: A Family's Guide to the Medical, Emotional, and Practical Issues

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Psychosocial Press, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 278 pages
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Knowledge is power. Study after scientific study has shown that the right kind of information about a medical problem speeds recovery. And when that medical problem is heart surgery, information specially tailored to answer patients; questions, quiet their fears, and give them a sense of control over their circumstances promises the quickest and most complete recovery possible. This unique combination of practical information and solutions to common problems fills the pages of Coping with Heart Surgery and Bypassing Depression.

The problems associated with heart surgery become less threatening when you know what to expect, when you understand the problems you encounter, and when you can solve those problems. Accordingly, Coping with Heart Surgery and Bypassing Depression spells out everything you need to know to enter surgery with confidence and recover swiftly and smoothly. The book provides detailed information about the events that accompany each stage of the heart surgery experience from the time surgery is recommended until months after convalescence is under way. It discusses what other patients encountered at each stage, problems that arose, and a variety of solutions. And it invites you to pick and choose among the suggestions to suit your particular needs and personality style.

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Introduction to the Third Edition
Bypassing Depression
Choosing Surgery

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About the author (1991)

Cohan is an award-winning medical writer.

Pimm is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Jude is a cardiovascular surgeon and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

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