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Heart disease

Author: Adrian Chenzbraun
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Facts (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite great advances in prevention and in improving outcomes, heart disease remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and, increasingly, in developing countries. The emotional impact of a diagnosis of heart disease can be significant, often increasing cardiac symptoms such as chest pain or palpitations. This addition to The Facts series stresses the importance and feasibility of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Chenzbraun
ISBN: 9780199582815 0199582815
OCLC Number: 636906665
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine Category, BMA Medical Book Awards 2011.
Description: xiii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The facts about heart disease. How does the cardiovascular system work? ; What are the symptoms of heart disease? ; Cardiac tests ; Risk factors that increase the possibility of heart disease ; Atherosclerosis (obstruction of the arteries) --
Types of heart disease and other problems. Coronary artery disease (ischaemic heart disease) ; Rhythm disturbances (Arrhythmia) ; Congestive heart failure ; Congenital heart diseases ; Cardiomyopathies and arrhythmogenic syndromes ; Pericarditis and myocarditis ; Valvular heart disease ; Sudden cardiac death --
Treatment. Cardiovascular drugs ; Pacemakers and related devices --
Appendices. When to treat hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia ; Some practical advice for the cardiac patient ; Other sources of information and support.
Series Title: Facts (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Adrian Chenzbraun.

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