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Cleveland Clinic heart book
Topol, Eric J., 1954-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2000]

Physical Description:
xvii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
"A CMD Publishing book."

Includes index.
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RC672 .C55 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The knowledge amassed by the United States of America's #1 heart center (according to U.S. News and World Report's annual hospital survey) is now available to consumers in a user-friendly format.More than any other book available, the Cleveland Clinic Heart Book provides a modern view of heart health care for all ages, including invaluable information on numerous diseases and conditions along with their diagnoses; plus current standards of practice as well as up-to-the-minute surgical procedures. Offering a comprehensive, preventive approach, the Cleveland Clinic Heart Book has heart health tips for the entire family, not just the person recovering from heart disease. A comprehensive directory of all recent medications rounds out this full medical reference that offers the most authoritative and current information available on a topic of vital importance to readers of all ages.

Author Notes

Michael D. Eisner was born on March 7, 1942 in Mount Kisco, New York. He attended and graduated from Denison University in 1964 with a B.A. in English. Soon thereafter, Barry Diller at ABC hired him as Assistant to the National Programming Director. He soon became senior vice-president in charge of programmng and development. In 1976 Barry Diller had moved on to become chairman of Paramount Pictures and recruited Michael Eisner from ABC and made him president and CEO of the movie studio. In 1984 Disney brought Michael Eisner and former Warner Brothers chief Frank Wells on board to replace Ron Miller. During the second half of the 1980's and early 1990's Disney became revitalized - beginning with The Little Mermaid. During the 1990's Michael Eisner set out to plan the "Disney Decade" which was to feature new parks, park expansions and new films. Between 2003 and 2005 there were some management changes at Disney and Michael Eisner announced in March 2005 that he would step down as CEO. On October 5, 2005 he hosted "The Charlie Rose Show". After this, CNBC President Mark Hoffman hird him in early 2006 to host his own talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner. The show features CEO's, political leaders and actors.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

The top two cardiac units in the country duke it out on the bookshelves with these consumer health titles. The Mayo Clinic has revised its 1993 guide to heart disease, including updated statistics and some new information, particularly on nutrition (butter vs. margarine, phen-fen, the need to eat more soy), but most of the information is essentially the same as in the first edition. There's nothing in here that you haven't seen in countless other health books, but it is presented well, and the explanations of different types of heart surgery are top-rate. The Cleveland Clinic Heart Book is also a compilation effort by various staff members. Quite similar to the Mayo book, it, too, includes chapters on how the heart works, different types of heart disease, and heart-healthy living. It contains a nice section on medications, including generic and brand names, their uses, and side effects--but then, so does the Mayo book. Both books also have sections on emergencies and CPR, but don't look for alternative therapies. It's hard to imagine two books that are more similar. Basically, they cover exactly the same subject and do it well. Normally, you would only need one or the other, and if you have to choose one, take the Mayo book for its nicer layout and prettier pictures. But most libraries will want both to meet patron requests. As reputable sources of information on standard medical treatment, these two books can't be beat.--Elizabeth A. Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine-Texas Medical Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Michael D. EisnerEric J. Topol, M.D.
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 How the Heart and Circulatory System Workp. 1
Chapter 2 Keeping the Heart Healthyp. 19
Chapter 3 What Is Heart Disease?p. 45
Chapter 4 Diagnosing Heart Diseasep. 51
Chapter 5 Coronary Artery Diseasep. 81
Chapter 6 Diseases of the Heart Valvesp. 109
Chapter 7 Rhythm Disordersp. 133
Chapter 8 Heart Failurep. 157
Chapter 9 Diseases of the Blood Vesselsp. 183
Chapter 10 Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseasep. 205
Chapter 11 Recuperation and Rehabilitation After Heart Surgeryp. 231
Chapter 12 New Approaches for a Heart-Healthy Householdp. 245
Chapter 13 Cardiac Researchp. 263
Emergency Responsep. 277
Medication Directoryp. 295
Glossaryp. 309
Indexp. 335