A myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, can produce many symptoms
When a coronary artery is blocked completely and suddenly, causing the area of the heart muscle normally supplied by that artery to be starved of blood and oxygen, this area of heart muscle can be damaged.
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At last, answers, advice and support for the millions who have been diagnosed or are living with heart conditions!
The Healthy Heart Book, foreword by the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, provides the blueprint for protecting your heart and living a healthy lifestyle. Inside, you’ll find out
what coronary heart disease is and how it can be treated,
emotional and physical considerations after a heart event,
how the risk of coronary heart disease can be assessed,
the most effective exercise for prevention and recovery,
the latest research on and advice for adopting a heart-healthy diet,
how to manage stress and anxiety, and
how to access sources of support.
Renowned experts Morag Thow, Keri Graham and Choi Lee have created a comprehensive yet practical guide that you’ll turn to again and again.
Complete with forms and tables to track your progress, recipes for delicious and heart-healthy meals and practical advice for exercise and activity, The Healthy Heart Book provides all the tools you need to take charge of your recovery and live a long and full life.
Chapter 1 Coronary Heart Disease and How It Is Treated
Chapter 2 What Happens After a Heart Event
Chapter 3 Lower Risk Factors to Protect Your Future
Chapter 4 Monitor Your Activity
Chapter 5 How to Be Active and Fit
Chapter 6 Eat Well
Chapter 7 Cope with Stress and Learn to Relax
Chapter 8 Get Going and Keep Going
Morag Thow, PhD, BSc, Dip PE, has been a physiotherapy lecturer specialising in cardiac rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University for over 24 years. She has written two previous titles on cardiac rehabilitation and contributed to another book. She also regularly writes journal articles on cardiac rehabilitation and was a member of the SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) group for Cardiac Rehabilitation 2002. She is a member of BACPR and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland.
Keri Graham, MSc, BSc, is a chartered physiotherapist who has worked in hospital settings for over 15 years and specialised in cardiac rehabilitation for the past decade. She is a member of the BACPR and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) and is a member of the writing group for the ACPICR Standards for Physical Activity and Exercise in the Cardiac Population 2009 and 2012. She is a regular visiting lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and is a lead physiotherapist for phase IV cardiac rehabilitation classes in Glasgow.
Choi Lee, Bsc, is a qualified dietician who has specialised in working with cardiac rehabilitation patients since 2008. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association and the Health & Care Professions Council. She is interested in lifestyle interventions in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and has served as a guest speaker on management and treatment of coronary heart disease as part of the Glasgow University master class series.