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Take Charge Of Your Heart Health Immediately: Be Heart Smart
Numbers don’t lie, and they’re staggering: Every 43 seconds, an American succumbs to coronary heart disease — that’s 2,000 lives a day. Some knew they had unhealthy hearts. Some didn’t recognize the early warning signs. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the No.1 killer of both men and women in the United States, and if you’ve been diagnosed with CHD or suffered a heart attack in the past, this book could save your life.
Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease from cardiologist Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a comprehensive guide to CHD that answers your questions and offers easy-to-follow advice for preventing heart attacks and keeping your heart in tip-top shape. It’s a valuable resource to turn to whenever you have questions — like having your own personal cardiologist on call.
Using stories from real patients combined with the latest evidence-based science, Dr. Khan provides potentially life-saving insights, including:
• What CHD is and how it affects the body
• What the real risk factors are
• How to recognize different types of heart attacks and their warning signs
• What to expect from a cardiologist visit and understanding the diagnosis pro-cess
• Commonly prescribed medications and their side effects
• The latest advancements in surgical and non-surgical interventions to open clogged arteries and prevent heart attacks
• Simple approaches to eating better, exercising, smoking cessation and weight loss
Dr. Khan also debunks 10 common myths about what causes heart attacks, includes a glossary of commonly used medical terms and shares online resources that can help you with everything from assessing your risk level and setting health goals to cooking heart-supportive meals.
Written in easy-to-understand language, Be Heart Smart will help you (and your loved ones) gain a better understanding of CHD and give you the knowledge you need to take charge of your heart health, lower your risk of future coronary events and keep your heart happy for years to come.
Author Waqar Khan, MD, MPH, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist in the greater Houston area and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is an affiliate faculty member in the department of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan and a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. He completed his cardiology training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and St. Eliza-beth’s Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He has been in prac-tice for over 20 years and has dedicated his career to treating and advising patients to im-prove their heart health.
To learn more, visit www.hearthealthbooks.com or connect with Dr. Khan on Twitter at @HeartHealthBook or on Facebook at Be Heart Smart by Dr. Waqar Khan.
Be Heart Smart
Publisher: Heart Health Books
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com