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Heart disease

Author: Adrian Chenzbraun
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Facts (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heart Disease: The Facts stresses the importance and feasibility of primary prevention of heart disease by appropriate life-style changes, whilst helping the reader to understand and cope with  Read more...

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Chenzbraun, Adrian.
Heart disease
(DLC) 2011280034
(OCoLC)636906665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Chenzbraun
ISBN: 9780191001802 0191001805 1306260507 9781306260503
OCLC Number: 867050285
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Commended for BMA Medical Book Competition: Popular Medicine Category 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 148 pages) : illustrations.
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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