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Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Autumn


by John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’81, FW ’83, chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Lawrence S. Cohen, HS ’65, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine (Prometheus Books) Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The authors provide clear up-to-date medical information about such well-known problems as hypertension, high cholesterol and angina, and such lesser-known conditions as valvular heart disease, rheumatic fever and arrhythmia. They also discuss tests and diagnoses; lifestyle changes; medications and therapies; and such surgical procedures as valve replacement and heart transplants. A special section is devoted to women and their hearts.
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