Harvard Medical School Heart Disease: A guide to preventing and treating coronary artery disease

 
9781935555674: Harvard Medical School Heart Disease: A guide to preventing and treating coronary artery disease
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Most people who develop heart disease at least 8 in every 10 have one or more major risk factors that are within their power to change. These include lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol levels. There are surefire ways to tackle these risk factors that you can include in your daily life. This Special Health Report, Heart Disease A guide to preventing and treating coronary artery disease, describes in detail these strategies and shows you how to keep your heart and arteries healthy for years to come. It also includes a risk calculator to help predict your odds of developing heart disease over a 10-year period, descriptions of what to expect from various diagnostic tests and procedures for heart problems, and a detailed guide to medications for the heart. And a new special section describes the link between stress and heart problems, and ways to cope with tough times as well as the stresses of everyday life. Whether you or someone you love has heart disease or you re looking to prevent it, Heart Disease A guide to preventing and treating coronary artery disease can help.

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Prepared by the editors of Harvard Health Publications in consultation with Faculty Editor Michelle Albert, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director of Behavioral and Neurocardiovasular Cardiology at Brigham and Women s Hospital.

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