The Women's Healthy Heart Program: Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease (Paperback)

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One out of every two women will die of heart disease. It is the single greatest health risk for women today-more than stroke and all cancers combined. In the course of her practice, and as chief of Women's Cardiac Care at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Nieca Goldberg has come to a startling realization: Women experience heart disease in a fundamentally different way than men do.

The physiology of a woman's heart attack is not the same as a man's, the symptoms of heart disease and signs of impending heart attack differ for women, and once heart disease has been recognized, women often do not get the treatment and medications they require. Now here are detailed, age-specific programs that give women the facts and the guidance they need to recognize, treat, and prevent heart disease, including

- how you can rate your risk of heart disease
- the effects of menopause on your heart
- risk factors you can change-starting today
- a heart-healthy exercise plan that works for you
- a complete guide to heart-healthy supplements
- the truth about hormone replacement therapy and the heart
- recovering from a heart attack or surgery

Authoritative, caring, and up-to-the-minute, this is the women's health book for the new millennium.

About the Author

Nieca Goldberg, M.D., is the chief of Women's Cardiac Care and prevention program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and medical director of Total Heart Care, a unique cardiovascular practice for Women in New York City. She is also medical director of the cardio-rehab program and the May Center for Health, Fitness, and Sport at the 92nd Street Y. In New York magazine's "Best Doctors" of 1999 and 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 lists Dr. Goldberg was among the top ten Hall of Fame of physicians.

Praise For…

“The bible for women and heart disease.”
–Christiane Northrup, M.D., bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“If you want just one book to use as a resource for female heart health, this is surely the most comprehensive.”
–Natural Health

“[A] revealing and helpful book.”
–The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345492289
ISBN-10: 0345492285
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 31st, 2006
Pages: 480
Language: English