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Description - The Woman's Heart by John A. Elefteriades

If you ask the average American what the leading cause of mortality in women is, most would probably guess breast cancer. In fact, heart disease is the number one killer of women, and more women die each year from heart disease than men. Moreover, the symptoms of heart problems in women are very different from those in men, making detection more difficult. In this invaluable and engaging guide to the woman's heart, two leading heart specialists focus on the unique factors affecting women's cardiovascular health. Writing in language that is completely accessible to the general reader, they provide crucial, potentially life-saving information and guidance to help women monitor their own heart health. Among the topics discussed in clear, easy-to-follow language are: in what ways is a woman's heart different from a man's; how do pregnancy and childbirth affect the heart and circulation; what are the symptoms of heart disease in women; what are the most prevalent diseases of the heart among women - including mitral valve prolapse - and how dangerous are they really; what cardiac tests should women be taking; when are medications enough and when is surgery necessary; how is the heart affected by menopause and ageing; and, what are the future prospects for improving heart health and treatment for women. For both healthy women and those already coping with heart disease, this comprehensive 'owner's manual' on the female heart provides essential information for living life to its fullest.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591025627
ISBN-10: 1591025621
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John A. Elefteriades

John A. Elefteriades, MD (New Haven, CT), is the William W. L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, and professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. A past president of the International College of Angiology, he serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and Cardiology. The winner of the prestigious "Socrates Award" for the teaching of cardiac surgery, he is the author, with Lawrence S. Cohen, MD, of Your Heart: An Owner's Guide and House Officer Guide to ICU Care. Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, FACC (Columbus, OH), is Director of Preventive Cardiology and Research at the McConnell Heart Health Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital (OhioHealth) and a clinical associate professor of Internal Medicine at Ohio State University. She is the coauthor of four medical textbooks and numerous journal articles.

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