The Female Heart: The Truth about Women and Coronary Artery Disease

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Simon & Schuster, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 252 pages
A ground-breaking book that shatters the destructive myth that women are less susceptible to heart disease than men. It is a fact that heart disease strikes ten times more women annually than breast cancer, and women are more likely than men to die of their first heart attack. This important book tells women how to prevent or recover from heart disease. Illustrated.

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Everywoman's guide to her heart, crafted by a cardiologist (Legato) and a medical writer (Colman: Love and Money, 1982), whose combined expertise and skills have produced a highly informative and ... Read full review

The female heart: the truth about women and coronary artery disease

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Because women, according to popular belief, are much less prone than men to develop cardiovascular disease, their heart problems, when they do develop, often are ignored or made light of. However, as ... Read full review

Contents

Anatomy of a Woman
15
Synthetic Hormones and the Heart
26
Pregnancy and Your Heart
35
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She is highly regarded by both the medical community and the general public, she is well known as one of the foremost authorities on gender differences. She is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. In February 1998, She founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia, the groundbreaking alliance between the world of academic medicine and the corporate sector that has launched an ambitious and innovative educational campaign to define the differences between men and women in all areas of medicine and spread the new information to the professional and lay public alike. She is the winner of the coveted Research Career Development Award from the NIH, was cited as an "American Health Hero" by American Health for Women and has received numerous other awards including the American Medical Women's Association Woman of the Year in Science for 2002.

Carol Colman has coauthored many best-selling books on health and medicine, including Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting, The Melatonin Miracle, Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Body Rx, and more. She lives in Larchmont, New York.

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