100 questions & answers about heart attack and related cardiac problems /
Edward K. Chung.
Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2004.
vi, 164 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Boston : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2004.
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Over one million people suffer heart attacks each year in the United States alone. Heart disease is our number one cause of death. But many heart attacks are preventable, and heart disorders can be treated. If you or your loved ones have been touched by cardiovascular disease, 100 Questions and Answers About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems offers help. Renowned cardiologist Edward K. Chung, MD, draws upon decades of clinical experience to offer authoritative, practical answers to your questions about causes of heart attacks, heart attack prevention, treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support and much more. Written in plain language For The lay reader, including an actual interview with one of Dr. Chung's patients, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.  
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100 Questions and Answers About Heart Attack and Related Medical Problems by eminent cardiologist Edward K. Chung, MD covers a wide range of topics, including heart attack "basics"-what constitutes normal heart function and what happens in a heart attack;
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Prefacep. v
The Basicsp. 1
What is the structure of a normal heart?
What are the normal heart functions?
What is angina pectoris or angina?
What is a heart attack?
Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosisp. 21
Why is high blood pressure the major coronary risk factor?
What is cholesterol? What is "bad" (LDL) versus "good" (HDL) cholesterol?
How is diabetes harmful?
What diseases or disorders may mimic a heart attack?
What are the warning signs of a heart attack?
Problems After a Heart Attackp. 61
What are cardiac arrhythmias, and how should they be handled?
What is heart failure?
What is a heart block?
What is cardiac arrest?
Treating a Heart Attackp. 77
What medications are commonly used for heart attack victims?
What is thrombolytic therapy, and who needs it?
What is coronary angioplasty, and who needs it?
What is a coronary stent, and who needs it?
What is coronary artery bypass graft, and who needs it?
What are artificial pacemakers and electrical shock treatment, and who needs them?
Living After a Heart Attackp. 115
What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation and who needs it?
How much will my attitude contribute to my recovery?
Do I face lifelong medications and check-ups after recovering from a heart attack?
How do I prevent another heart attack?
Appendixp. 147
Glossaryp. 151
Indexp. 161
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