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The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan that Can Save Your Life (The South Beach Diet)

Agatston M.D., Arthur S.

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9780739332603: The South Beach Heart Program: The 4-Step Plan that Can Save Your Life (The South Beach Diet)

This year more than 1 million Americans will have a heart attack or stroke, making heart disease the leading cause of death in men and women in this country. But thanks to his aggressive prevention approach to treating heart disease, renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the Agatston Score for measuring coronary calcium, rarely sees a heart attack or stroke in his practice.
Now in his most passionate book yet, Dr. Agatston champions a revolution in cardiac care that will empower people to save their own lives.
Just as millions of people have successfully adopted Dr. Agatston’s South Beach Diet, now millions can lead longer and healthier lives thanks to his South Beach Heart Pogram. Living without heart disease is clearly within our reach.

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A pioneering cardiologist and the author of the international bestseller The South Beach Diet presents the truth about cardiac care in this country and offers his proven program for preventing heart attacks and strokes.

This year alone more than 1 million men and women in this country will suffer a heart attack or stroke. The shocking fact is that the majority of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with the medical knowledge we already possess. Yet this isn’t happening. Why? Because doctors and hospitals are paid more to treat disease with invasive techniques like angioplasty and bypass surgery than to prevent it. In his most personal and passionate work yet, Dr. Arthur Agatston champions a revolution in heart disease prevention that will enable people to stay out of the hospital and off the operating table.

In Part 1 of this compelling book, he tells you why seemingly healthy people can suddenly have a heart attack and why people with great cholesterol numbers can be walking time bombs. He explains why belly fat can be an early warning sign of future heart disease and why a noninvasive heart scan can help predict your risk of heart attack. In Part 2, he presents the South Beach Heart Program, his 4-step plan for detecting, preventing, and even reversing heart disease: The 4 steps include: Heart-healthy eating, regular aerobic and core-strengthening exercise, state-of-the art diagnostic testing, and the latest heart-protective medications, as necessary. Thanks to his aggressive prevention approach, Dr. Agatston rarely sees a heart attack or stroke in his practice. Now you can benefit from the prevention strategy he uses to help his patients every day.


"What Size Is Your Cholesterol?"
An Essay by Arthur Agatston, MD
You may think that the title of this article is a mistake and that I meant to say, "What Number Is Your Cholesterol?" But the fact is that the size of your cholesterol is just as important as the total number. If that surprises you, there is a good chance that much of what you think you know about cholesterol is wrong and that what you don't know about cholesterol could be killing you.

Luckily, there are now tests that can determine the size of your cholesterol and whether it is a problem. And there are steps you can take to do something about it if it is. As I explain in The South Beach Heart Program, the earlier you know where you stand in terms of your risk for heart disease, the greater your chance of preventing a heart attack or stroke in the future.

Before I go into how you can find out the size of your cholesterol, let me give you a little background on cholesterol in general.

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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country. This year alone, 865,000 people will have a new or recurrent heart attack, and another 700,000 will have a stroke. Don’t become a statistic—heart attacks and strokes can be prevented!

Assess your cardiac risks, avoid unnecessary surgery, and beat the odds of suffering from cardiovascular disease with this groundbreaking book. Let pioneering cardiologist and #1 bestselling author Dr. Arthur Agatston teach you:

Why your cholesterol level may not accurately indicate your risk for heart attack

How a simple noninvasive heart scan can reveal if you are a cardiac time bomb

How you can have a negative stress test and still be at risk for a heart attack

Why belly fat can be deadly—and what you can do about it

What you need to know about life-saving state-of-the-art blood testing, heart imaging, medications, and more

How to transform your lifestyle with a satisfying heart-healthy eating and exercise program that’s easy to integrate into your daily routine

...and more with The South Beach Heart Health Revolution. Change the way you treat your health, your heart, and your approach to living well—now!

“Dr. Agatston has been a guest on my show with this book. Unfortunately, it was too late to help me but, maybe, not you. The doctor is here with a revolution that can save your life.”
—Regis Philbin

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