Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
What do you do when the doctor says, “You Have Coronary Heart Disease?”
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common—and most serious—diseases in the nation, affecting 12 million Americans. If you have been diagnosed with CHD, there is much you can do to improve your health. The first step is learning all you can about it so you’ll better understand how medical treatment and life style changes will help.
Author Barry Cohen, M.D., is a cardiologist who has treated thousands of patients. He understands the questions and concerns you have. In Coronary Heart Disease, he explains the basics of how CHD is diagnosed and treated. Among the questions he answers:
• What causes coronary heart disease? • How does cholesterol affect your heart?
• What medical tests will you need?
• How do the medications prescribed for CHD work?
• What is involved with an angioplasty or bypass surgery?
• What life styles changes will improve your health?
• What are the warning signs of a heart attack?
Stay healthier by becoming an informed patient!
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Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease
Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease
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