Coronary heart disease
affects 12 million Americans. It is one of the most serious diseases in the
nation. However, 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
How does cholesterol
affect your heart?
What medical tests will
What are the newest
diagnostic tests available?
What medications are
prescribed? How do they help?
What is involved with an
angioplasty and bypass surgery?
What lifestyles changes
will improve your health?
What are the warning
signs of a heart attack?
healthier by becoming an informed patient!
Index, glossary, and
Four detailed illustrations and nine black and white photgraphs