Healthy Heart Book, The, Paperback Book
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For people who have been diagnosed with a heart condition it is only natural that they are concerned about the future and seek reassurance and help after the initial treatment phase.

The authors of "The Healthy Heart Book" have combined their backgrounds and extensive experience in physiotherapy and nutrition to provide this comprehensive guide to achieving a full recovery.

The book covers the current recovery programme information given to patients and builds upon it to provide a thorough understanding of what to do and the reasons for doing it.

Common medical terminology is broken down to help guide recovering patients through their recovery while exercises are presented in a straightforward, easy to follow format.

It is a patients' guide to achieving a full recovery after a heart attack.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 74 Halftones, black and white; 17 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cardiovascular medicine
  • ISBN: 9781450432788



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This book was written for heart patients, or those who just want to have healthier hearts. For those in the US, you will notice that it was written for a UK audience. Thus, the names for medical professionals are different than we are used to. Also, there are other minor differences in language usage and spelling. However, these are not difficult to get past and the information in the book is relevant no matter which side of the pond you reside on. I found this book to be well-written and researched. There is a bit of something for everyone here. If you are a heart patient, or going to have heart surgery, there is information useful to you. There are recipes that are good for heart health for those who just want to be healthier. There are useful exercises and tips for those who have had a heart attack, or surgery. Exercises are given on a scale from easy to more difficult, so that you can develop strength or recover after a “heart event.” The things you are likely to hear from a doctor are explained so that you will be more informed during your visits. There is a ton of background information on how the heart works and the things that can go wrong. Prevention is also emphasized so that you can make more healthy choices. Other aspects of heart health that are covered in this book include stress, emotional health, exercise, diet, nutrition, assessing your risk of heart disease, tips for prevention, and more. This is a good reference book to have in the home.All aspects of heart health were covered. I was impressed with the completeness of the text, as well as the ease of understanding what can be a very complex subject. It is written so that a general audience can understand the concepts related to heart health; you won’t need a medical degree to decipher the text! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in maintaining their health, cardiac and otherwise.