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Living well with heart failure, the misnamed, misunderstood condition

Author: Edward K Kasper; Mary Knudson
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Informed by the shared knowledge of doctor Edward K. Kasper and patient and journalist Mary Knudson, those diagnosed with heart failure and their loved ones will learn how to effectively manage the condition in this comprehensive and compassionate guide that will help readers understand: *The causes of the condition *Normal and abnormal heart rhythms *How to recognize symptoms and when to seek treatment *Which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward K Kasper; Mary Knudson
ISBN: 9780801894220 0801894220 9780801894237 0801894239
OCLC Number: 406945803
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is this thing called heart failure? --
Coronary artery disease : the major cause of heart failure --
Cardiomyopathy : a leading cause of heart failure --
Diagnosing heart failure and its causes --
Drug treatments --
Conversations of the heart : arrhythmias and pacemakers --
Straight talk about sudden death : should I get an implantable cardioverter defibrillator? --
Surgical treatments --
Device treatments for the critically ill --
Getting a new heart --
Future therapies --
Nutrition and heart failure / by Samantha Heller --
Exercise : how much and what kind? --
The patient-doctor therapeutic relationship --
What you need to know about the hospital --
Heart failure in elderly people --
What you can do for yourself --
Where to find more information.
Responsibility: Edward K. Kasper, M.D., and Mary Knudson.

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Explains the science of heart failure. This book helps those with the disease understand the causes of the disease, normal and abnormal heart rhythms, the best treatments for different types of heart  Read more...

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