"If you are a woman with heart disease or have a family history of heart disease, this is your 'owner's guide.' Women's hearts are different, from both the patient's and doctor's point of view. The sections on prevention and living with heart disease are of particular importance. Read on!"
PHILIP ADES, MD
Past President, American Association of
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
University of Vermont College of Medicine
"The Woman's Heart: An Owner's Guide should be mandatory reading for all of us. This book is packed with powerful, potentially life saving, information in plain English. It's everything you ever wanted to know about your heart but were afraid to ask."
AMY YASBECK, Director
The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health
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 #1 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 aging?
- 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.
FURTHER PRAISE FOR THE WOMAN'S HEART:
"This is a must read for all women to help prevent the ever growing threat of cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of women today. The authors are true leading scientific experts who explain, in clear terms, the medical knowledge to provide women a healthy-heart guide, which provides the tools to navigate, prevent, and cope with heart disease in everyday life."
JAMES FALKO, MD, FACE, FACC
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Colorado, Denver
"The unique aspects of heart problems in women are thoroughly explored in this owner's guide. Through practical advice coupled with case vignettes, Drs. Elefteriades and Caulin-Glaser provide women an easy-to-read, important resource in their battle against heart disease."
MARK R. MONTONEY, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, OhioHealth
“This exciting book provides an important first step at helping women to close this gap by improving their recognition of heart disease and helping them make the best choices for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.”
KERRY S. RUSSELL, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Book Binding: Paperback
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
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. He is a past president of the International College of Angiology and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, the 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.