Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

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Addicus Books, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 186 pages
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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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Contents

Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease
14
Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease
35
Getting a Diagnosis
58
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\Barry M. Cohen, MD, is a senior interventional cardiologist at Morristown Memorial Hospital, in Morristown, NJ. He is the principal investigator of numerous clinical studies related to the heart and its circulation, and has been a pioneer in bringing new technologies to patients. He is a past president the New Jersey Society of Interventional Cardiology and a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Cohen has authored and coauthored numerous scientific articles. He lives in Springfield, New Jersey. Bobbie Hasselbring has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on health and psychology and is the winner of the Rx Club’s Excellence in Writing Award. She lives in Beavercreek, Oregon.

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