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Recognizing and surviving heart attacks and strokes : lifesaving advice you need now

Author: Glenn O Turner; Mark Bruce Rosin
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on fifty years of patient care and information from the Missouri Heart Program, Turner explains how to recognize all of the early warning signs of heart attacks and strokes - including little-known signs - and how important it is to seek immediate treatment to save lives and prevent damage to the heart"--Provided by publisher.

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Turner, Glenn O.
Recognizing and surviving heart attacks and strokes.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2008
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn O Turner; Mark Bruce Rosin
ISBN: 9780826217882 0826217885 9780826217943 082621794X
OCLC Number: 187548987
Description: xiv, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. How to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a heart attack. Your heart: what it is and how it functions --
What is a heart attack? --
Heart attack early warning signs: your key to survival --
Heart attack or angina? --
How to get proper--and prompt-treatment for a heart attack --
How to choose and work with a personal physician (and the patient's bill of rights) --
pt. 2. How a heart attack is treated. Thrombolysis: the heart attack treatment breakthrough --
Coronary angiograms: what are they and what do they accomplish? --
Balloon coronary angioplasty: what it accomplishes, what it does not accomplish, and how this affects your choices about treatment --
Coronary artery surgery --
pt. 3. The causes of heart attacks and other atherosclerotic diseases. Risk factors for heart attacks and other atherosclerotic diseases --
The cholesterol problem --
The triglyceride story --
Homocysteine excess: a new puzzle --
pt. 4. How to recognize and respond to the early warning signs of a stroke or "brain attack". An urgent message: learn the early warning signs of a stroke --
How to respond to the early warning signs of a stroke --
With stroke warnings, what will happen at the hospital? --
The primary stroke culprit-atherosclerosis-and other causes of strokes --
Atrial fibrillation: a neglected cause of strokes --
Brain hemorrhage strokes --
TIA's and stroke prevention --
Neck-artery surgery: another milestone --
Hastening recovery from a stroke: the role of rehabilitation --
Controlling your risk of a stroke: a summary of dos and don'ts --
pt. 5. Prevention of heart attacks and strokes: solving problems before they happen. Losing weight, preventing weight gain, and how physical activity benefits you --
The turner weight-loss system --
Controlling cholesterols, other blood fats, and triglycerides: the role of diet --
What's wrong with low-carb diets-and what you should know about how much carbohydrates, fat, and protein to include in your diet --
Tips for weight loss, weight maintenance, and lowering cholesterol --
How to plan your own diet --
Support groups versus food-based programs --
More tips for dieting --
What is a proper exercise program? --
Children, weight loss, and physical activity: what you can do --
Should you take weight-loss medications? --
Lifesaving breakthroughs in drug treatment for cholesterol and triglycerides --
Cholesterol and other blood testing: what tests should you have, where should you get them, and who should administer them? --
Should you take aspirin regularly? --
Why smoking causes heart attacks and strokes-and how I stopped smoking --
Blood pressure control: a neglected medical milestone --
What every woman should know about coronary disease in women --
Health, awareness, and lifestyle / Glenn O. Turner and Mark Bruce Rosin.
Responsibility: Glenn O. Turner with Mark Bruce Rosin ; illustrations by Tim Bade.
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More than 3 out of 5 deaths from heart attack occur simply because people don't immediately go to the hospital, waiting instead to see if symptoms persist. This book explains that majority of heart  Read more...


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