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About the Heart
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
"For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was the spark of life as well as somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in [this book], it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and developed the science to change the way we live. Deftly weaving together his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal this most vital organ."--Dust jacket.
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
"In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor, prospective cardiologist, and former paramedic—as well as a successful science-slammer—von Borstel relates his own experiences to provide a personal insight into the human side of heart medicine, while clearly explaining the science behind cardiac disease and healthcare for the heart. His many tips on how to give your ticker the best chance of enduring for as long as possible include one that will certainly be close to many people’s hearts: have more sex! Oh, and eat more vegetables"--Amazon.com.
The Canyon Ranch Guide to Men's Health by
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
"Family physician and Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Health Resorts recommends ways to resolve and reverse common health problems of men at each stage of adult life. He shares stories of his patients as he focuses on sleep problems, sexual function, and cardiovascular, prostrate, and brain health"-- Provided by publisher.
The Heart in Science
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
"In Ticker, Texas Monthly executive editor and two-time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz takes readers behind the scenes of perhaps the greatest medical and technological quest of our time, as she follows pioneering heart surgeon O. H. "Bud" Frazier and his partner, Dr. Billy Cohn, in Frazier's lifelong effort to develop, perfect, and successfully implant an artificial heart in patients whose hearts are failing. In Ticker, renowned journalist Mimi Swartz takes readers on an incredible behind-the-scenes journey into a heart surgeon's epic quest to develop an artificial heart--a reliable, implantable device that would extend the lives of patients who have no other recourse. As director of cardiovascular surgery at the Texas Heart Institute, and arguably the foremost heart surgeon in the world, Bud Frazier's lifelong mission, since his stint in the war in Vietnam, has been to save lives by creating an artificial heart for those whose hearts are failing. There are 50,000 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant at any given time, with fewer than 2,500 transplants performed each year. Chronicling the evolution of cardiac medicine, from pioneering efforts in open heart surgery and bypass operations under Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley, to the advent of valve replacement and heart transplants, and protege Bud Frazier's introduction of the Left Ventricle Assist Device (or LVAD) that Vice President Cheney used for a decade before his successful heart transplant, Swartz follows Frazier and his partner Billy Cohn as they feverishly design, develop, and test new heart designs"--Provided by publisher.
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart by
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
"The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most"-- Provided by publisher.
The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
The premise of this intriguing book is technical innovation and scientific development. It is about coronary and vascular stenting, a technique that has improved the plight of patients who have unfortunately succumbed to the most devastating epidemic facing modern man & mdash;coronary and vascular atherosclerosis. It is also about a lifetime and a career devoted to finding safer, effective, and less invasive solutions to these clinical problems. Gary S. Roubin, MD, PhD, writes of the pioneering work done by Andreas Gruentzig on balloon angioplasty for peripheral and coronary arteries. After Gruentzig & rsquo;s untimely death, Roubin was determined that Gruentzig & rsquo;s method would indeed work. He writes of the work involved to get the balloon-expandable coronary stent to the point where it was deployed in man: September 3, 1987, and follows its development to the current day. This is an account of the expedition that began with the Model T Ford of cardiovascular intervention & mdash;an endeavor that evolved into the Ferrari that we know today. This personal story tells of the collaboration of inventors, physician scientists, engineers, and the cardiovascular device industry that has changed the practice of cardiovascular medicine forever.
Eating for your Heart
Healthy Family Meals by
Publication Date: 2009-08-04
About the recipes -- Appetizers, snacks and beverages -- Side soups and salads -- Main dishes -- Everyday dinners -- Busy nights -- Plan-aheads -- Cook once, eat twice -- Vegetables and side dishes -- Breakfasts, breads, and brunches -- Desserts -- Cooking with your kids -- Kids' Recipes -- Good choices in the grocery store: the educated shopper -- Good choices in the kitchen: the smart cook -- Good choices away from home: the best of eating out -- Good choices for choosy eaters: tips for feeding toddlers to teens.
Good Housekeeping Good Food for a Healthy Heart by
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Energizing breakfasts -- Sandwiches & snacks -- Veggie & whole-grain mains -- Fish & shellfish -- Chicken & turkey -- Lean red meat -- Soups, salads & sides -- Sweet & fruity desserts.
Healthy Heart by
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Herbs can help prevent heart disease and ease the symptoms of several cardiovascular conditions. This accessible reference includes a detailed A-to-Z directory of the 44 herbs that most benefit the heart. Noted herbal clinician David Hoffman teaches you how to prepare safe and effective herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, varicose veins, angina, and more. Practical tips for incorporating lifestyle changes round out this holistic approach to complete cardiovascular health.
Exercising for your Heart
Run for Your Life by
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
"The first running book by a world's leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, creator of the Air Force's Efficient Running program--the result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us in clearly illustrated and accessible text how easy it is to run efficiently and injury-free, whether you're in your 20s, 60s or 70s; for beginning runners and experienced marathoners. In Run for Your Life, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella explains the simple mechanics of how our bodies have evolved and adapted to run. Despite our natural ability and our human need to run, each year more than half of all runners suffer injuries. Pain and discouragement inevitably follow. Cucuzzella's book outlines the proven, practical techniques to avoid injury and reach the goal of personal fitness and overall health. His book--the first running book to be written by a Professor of Medicine with the credibility of the Air Force behind him--gives us a straightforward, easy-to-follow look at the anatomy, bio-mechanics, nutrition, and/or clinical medicine with clear drawings and black-and-white photographs. The book provides illustrated exercises designed to teach healthy running, along with simple progressions, a weekly/monthly schedule detailing common mistakes and cautions that allow the reader to tailor the training regime to individual needs and abilities. With corresponding online videos and other innovative, book-Internet links"-- Provided by publisher.
Running and Walking for Women Over 40 by
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
A fun, easy, and economical route to fitness and health" "This book will give women everywhere the guidance they need" (Grete Waitz, 9-time winner of the New York City Marathon) . Women's fitness pioneer Kathrine Switzer has been on her feet for 53 years. She knows how running or walking is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive road to fitness for women of any age. For women over forty in particular, it's vital to fit an exercise regimen into their busy lives, and ensure they can stay active and healthy for many years to come. No matter how inexperienced or old you are, Switzer will guide and ease you into a new exercise schedule, making the time you give yourself the best part of your day -- and your future life. Recommendations for shoes, clothing, injury prevention, nutrition, motivation and finding the time in your life will keep you exercising safely and comfortably. For women over forty, Kathrine Switzer's expert running and walking programs are specifically designed for you, enabling you to keep healthy and enjoy life to the fullest for decades to come. "For many over-forty women, this book will be a passport to the best years of their lives." -- Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic Gold Medalist and US marathon record holder.
"How much exercise is optimal for heart health?" Harvard Medical School Published: February, 2016
Regular exercise helps fend off high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and a host of other chronic diseases. Despite these well-publicized benefits, most Americans aren't physically active on a daily basis. One reason may be a mistaken belief that exercise requires heart-pounding exertion and sweat. While that level of effort makes sense if you're training for a race or other athletic event, it's simply not necessary if your main concern is staying healthy.(More)
Coronary Heart Disease by
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common and serious diseases in the United States, affecting 12 million Americans. This new edition addresses the concerns of those diagnosed with CHD, giving the most up-to-date and concise information regarding the disease and its treatment options. With the right medical treatment and lifestyle changes, those who suffer from CHD can live healthier and happier lives. Chapters explain how cholesterol affects the heart, what medical tests are needed, how medications work, what is involved in an angioplasty or bypass surgery, and how to spot the warning signs of a heart attack.
Human Heart, Cosmic Heart by
Publication Date: 2016-11-03
"Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad―bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism―when he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price―two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was―and continues to be―practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner’s provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner’s claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease―with its origins in the blood vessels―is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves―and one another." --Provided by publisher
The Whole Heart Solution by
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
"Drink your veggies, sit in a sauna, walk barefoot, and 75 other secrets to a healthy heart." -- Page 4 of cover.
The End of Heart Disease by
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
"The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, and The End of Dieting presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse heart disease, the leading cause of death in America--coinciding with the author's new medical study revealing headline-making findings.Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country's leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.Following the model of his previous programs that have successfully tackled conditions from diabetes to dieting, Dr. Fuhrman's plan begins with the food we eat. He focuses on a high nutrient per calorie ratio, with a range of options for different needs and conditions. He shows us what to remove and what to add to our diets for optimum heart health, provides menu plans and recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks, and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients.By understanding heart disease and its triggers, Dr. Fuhrman gives us the knowledge to counter-attack this widespread epidemic and lead longer, healthier lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Heart Solution for Women by
Publication Date: 2019-01-29
"From a leading internal medicine doctor on the front lines of cardiac research, comes a heart disease program designed exclusively for a woman's body, targeting the number one killer of women"-- Provided by publisher.
Sex and the Heart by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Analyzing a dysfunction that affects nearly half of all men in the United States between the ages of 40 and 70, this study presents the most current information on erectile dysfunction (ED). Confronting the all-too-popular conception that ED is an isolated problem, this overview reveals that erectile dysfunction can in fact be a symptom of underlying cardiovascular disease. Based on 20 years of medical experience, this investigation explains the importance of a proper evaluation, depending on specific symptoms. Ideal treatments are also covered, including Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, penile injections and implants, testosterone gels, intraurethral medications, vacuum pumps, and constriction rings.
Victor Dixon of the Waukegan Public Library