The definitive guide to heart health from two of America’s most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the number-one hospital for cardiac care in America.
Are you one of the 82 million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease - or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or to stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart’s health depends on accurate information and correct answers to key questions.
In Heart 411 two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children?
Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.
Marc Gillinov, MD, is a staff cardiac surgeon at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
Steven Nissen, MD, is the chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
©2012 Steven Nissen, MD, and A. Marc Gillinov, MD (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“As a heart disease survivor, I look for the best information I can find, and I’ve found it in Heart 411. It is essential reading for patients like me, as well as those who want to keep their heart healthy. In a world filled with conflicting information, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen separate fact from fiction, providing patients and their families with easy to use tools to understand heart disease and find the best possible care. It has become my go-to book!” (Larry King, CNN talk show host and founder of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation)
“A useful and - dare I say - fun masterpiece. Reading Heart 411 is like having your own personal consultation with two of the most skilled and compassionate heart doctors on the planet. Gillinov and Nissen provide a delightful blend of the latest research, moving experiences with patients at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, and warmth and humor to show each of us how to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.” (Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and New York Times best-selling author)
“Read Heart 411 and you may never have to call 911.” (Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Emmy- and Grammy-winning performers)
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