Heart Health Your Questions Answered

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Feb 2, 2009 - Medical - 192 pages
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia. In 2004 it accounted for 36 per cent of all deaths in Australia. It kills one Australian every ten minutes. (Source- http-//www.heartfoundation.org.au/ )

Heart Health- Your Questions Answeredbegins with an overview of the circulatory system and its diseases, from chronic conditions such as angina to acute problems like heart failure. It covers the effects of family history and genetics on heart health, along with lifestyle factors such as diet and stress. The authors explain the procedures doctors use to identify heart conditions, and explore the available treatments, from drugs to surgery. Simple, clear, non-frightening language tells the reader exactly how to act in a cardiac emergency.

Later chapters address everyday life post-treatment, with advice for those at particular risk of complications, such as diabetics and the elderly, and those caring for children with heart problems. The book concludes with long-term advice on how to remain active and mobile. It also evaluates the possible need for further surgery or treatment, and long-term effects of medication, and suggests practical ways to reduce the risk of further complications.

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