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The heart disease breakthrough : what even your doctor doesn't know about preventing a heart attack
Yannios, Thomas.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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RC685.C6 Y37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Based on medical research presented in JAMA and other journals, this book advises on what tests readers should undertake to determine the specific genetic markers that endanger health, and steps that can be taken to prevent heart disease. Its coverage includes the basics of medical testing and consultation, recommended medication if necessary, the right level of exercise, and nutritional recommendations. Sophisticated concepts are explained in straightforward terms, and there is discussion of the risk factors for heart disease, including homocysteine and fibrinogen.

Author Notes

THOMAS YANNIOS , M.D., is Associate Director of Critical Care and Nutritional Support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. He is the author of The Food Report Card.

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Library Journal Review

Yannios, associate director of critical care and nutritional support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, here describes the smallest components of cholesterol, which can do more damage to the heart than the overall LDL levels that concern so many of us. He details the various particles that make up cholesterol, explains how these particles can help or hurt the body, and lists ten precautionary steps, including blood tests for LDL subclasses and HDL profiles, diet and exercise changes, and medications to lower cholesterol. Yannios warns that a low-fat diet may harm rather than help and advocates a strenuous exercise program, warning only that people in certain health categories should check with a physician first. No attention is given to the patient/ physician relationship or consultation, how to request tests, or how to discuss health plans and information with ones doctor. Thought-provoking but possibly hazardous for the unsophisticated; a dubious purchase.Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Understanding Your Risk for Heart Disease
The Heart Disease Surprise: There Is No Immunity
Heart Disease Begins in Childhood
Fatal Markers
It's Not Just Your Cholesterol Count That Matters
Test Your Own Risk: A Quiz
The Heart Disease Prevention Program for Your Type
Step One: Get All Your Blood Tests--Not Just Total Cholesterol
Step Two: Determine Your Individual Genetic Risk Profile
Step Three: Find Out Your LDL Level and LDL Subclass
Step Four: Find Out Your HDL (Good Cholesterol) Profile
Step Five: Discover Your Lp (a) Level
Step Six: Understanding Your Blood-Clotting System
Step Seven: Change Your Diet Now
Step Eight: Lose Weight Now
Step Nine: Get on an Exercise Program Now
Step Ten: Consider the Right Medication for Your Type
Sources: Recent Studies of Heart Disease and Lipid Profiles