by Barry M. Cohen, M.D. and Bobbie Hasselbring
Many books on heart disease focus on prevention; this book is for those who have already been diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD). This resource details the basics of diagnosing and treating CHD and highlights the benefits of various medical treatments and lifestyle changes. It focuses on informing heart disease sufferers of their options for reducing risk and improving their health. Topics discussed include the risks and symptoms of heart disease, how the heart functions, the cholesterol-CHD connection, women and heart disease, and diagnosing and medicating CHD. Also addressed are surgical options and lifestyle and alternative treatments.