Heart Health Answers at your Fingertips
Heart disease can brutally interrupt our happiness and enjoyment of life; coronary heart disease remains the single most common cause of premature death in the UK. In Heart Health, expert cardiologist Dr Graham Jackson takes the reader on a voyage of discovery and explanation in his clearly written and good-humoured text, which explains what heart disease is all about.
This book includes advice on healthy living, giving up smoking, HRT, sex & relationships and much more. This book is all about you and your heart: how to keep your heart healthy, or - if it has been affected by heart disease in some way - how to make it as strong as possible.
The joy of this book is that it is not a medical textbook but a book giving information about the practical problems of heart disease and its prevention or treatment. It is easy reading, dip in and out, with a format of questions and answers - questions we all want to ask followed by well thought out answers. Highly recommended.
-How to use this book
-Questions for your doctor or practice nurse
1. How your heart works
Anatomy of the heart
How your heart works
What can go wrong with my heart?
2. Coronary artery disease
Risks of smoking
Risks of high blood pressure
Risks of high cholesterol levels
Other risk factors for coronary heart disease
Women and coronary heart disease
Other treatments for angina
4. Heart attacks
Heart attack - the event
Emotional problems after a heart attack
5. Heart Failure
Types of palpitations
Other abnormal heartbeats
7. Valve disease
8. Sex and the heart
Questions you may find difficult to ask your doctor
Food types and eating healthily
Choosing your exercise
Appendix 1: Practising what I preach
Appendix 2: Useful addresses and websites
Appendix 3: Useful publications
Appendix 4: Guideline desirable weight in adults