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The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Otelio S. Randall, M.D., Nathan M. Segerson, M.D., and Deborah S. Romaine
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7751-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 612.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 408

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...an easy-to-use, quick reference for those seeking concise explanations regarding cardiac health."—American Reference Books Annual

"...excellent...easy-to-understand...this title adds to the well-received series and stands on its own as a solid tool for consumer medical collections."—Booklist

"Recommended."—Choice

Each year, more than half a million people die from heart disease. Not only is it the leading cause of death in the United States, it is also a major cause of disability. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 80 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, such as angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, or stroke.

The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease, Second Edition examines the function of the heart and the cardiovascular system and the major diseases and disorders that impact their health. This revised book discusses how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease and how heart disease is diagnosed and treated. The causes and factors that contribute to heart disease are explained as well as preventive measures and steps to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Appendixes include a directory of organizations and resources and diagrams of the heart and cardiovascular system.

Key topics include:

  • Aging and cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Deaths from heart disease
  • Emergency cardiovascular care (ECC)
  • Emotions and heart disease
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle factors and heart health
  • Medications, surgery, and other treatments
  • Stroke.

Specifications

Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Appendixes.  Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Otelio S. Randall, M.D., is professor of internal medicine at Howard University. He also serves as the director of the Howard University Hospital (HUH) Preventive Cardiology Program, HUH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention/Rehabilitation Center, and the HU General Clinical Research Center. Educated at the University of Michigan, Randall is a distinguished cardiologist and researcher, and is extensively published. He serves as a peer reviewer on many medical journals including Archives of Internal Medicine, The American Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of Human Hypertension.

Nathan M. Segerson, M.D., is director of clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Kitsap Cardiology Consultants in Bremerton, Washington. He has board certifications in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine. Segerson earned his medical degree and undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. After completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, he completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology in the University of Utah's Division of Cardiology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and conducts professional lectures and community educational presentations.

Deborah S. Romaine is a health and wellness writer living in Puget Sound. She is senior writer of the Facts On File Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine and the coauthor of The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease, Second Edition.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent source of basic information on all aspects of the heart, cardiovascular disease, and related topics...entries are well-written, easily comprehensible, and very accessible...a valuable resource. Highly recommended."


Choice

"...useful...well written and well researched...Individuals that are interested in the heart, heart disease, or overall wellness are likely to find this text informative."


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