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Title American Heart Association guide to heart attack : treatment, recovery, and prevention / American Heart Association
Edition First edition
Published New York : Times Books, [1996]


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 MELB  616.123025 Ame/Aha  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary This reassuring and indispensable guide covers every aspect of a heart attack and its aftermath in understandable language. First, you will learn the warning signs to watch for and find out just what happens during a heart attack. Next, the American Heart Association takes you through every stage of treatment in the hospital, including which medications and other methods of treatment your doctor is likely to use
After addressing your most immediate concerns, this guide also helps you with the critical long-term decisions that will have the most bearing on your future health: the benefits and risks of interventional surgery, diet and lifestyle changes that can help prevent future attacks, the critical warning signs of future attacks, and ways of coping with the inevitable emotional strain a heart attack causes. You'll also find first-person accounts from heart attack survivors who have been through every aspect of treatment, recovery, and prevention. These stories will show you how others have made the difficult decisions after a heart attack, inspire you to make important changes, and help you gain a fresh perspective on a condition that affects over 1.25 million Americans a year
Notes Includes index
Subject Myocardial infarction -- Popular works.
Patient education.
Author American Heart Association.
LC no. 96001175
ISBN 0812924088 acid-free paper