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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
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"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
(OCoLC)795839286
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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