A woman's guide to living with heart disease
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- ISBN: 9781421424194
- ISBN: 1421424193
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xvi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||The first signs -- Deadly delay -- Finally, a correct diagnosis -- The new country called heart disease -- Depressing news about depression and heart disease -- I'm what a person with an invisible illness looks like -- One-downmanship : you think you have pain -- On being a good patient -- The new normal -- Making peace with an errant organ.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Soon after she recovered from a major heart attack, public relations specialist Carolyn Thomas turned her talents to learning and blogging about heart disease in women--and, now, to writing a book based on her extensive knowledge of heart disease in women and her own experience and the experiences of other women with the disease. Her more than 600 Heart Sisters blog posts have attracted 5 million+ views from readers in 190 countries. Several of the posts have been re-published internationally, including in the British Medical Journal. She has been an invited participant at Mayo Clinic's medical conference on women's heart disease, and her story has been picked up by WSJ, NPR, CBS TV and radio, among other places. This evidence-based book combines the personal, emotional, and medical to create an engaging and timely view of women's heart health and disease"--|
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|Subject:||Heart diseases in women|
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A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease
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Thomas (creator of the Heart Sisters blog) is a 2008 graduate of the patient advocacy training program at the Mayo Clinic. This book describes the challenges a woman with heart disease will likely face, from possible early misdiagnosis, pregnancy complications, and cardiac rehabilitation, to depression following diagnosis and methods of living with heart disease. Thomas writes with the empathy of one who has experienced the disease herself, and her personal story, as well as comments from other heart disease survivors from her blog, are all interwoven with common-sense advice and guidance to help the heart patient and her loved ones advocate for the best care possible at every stage. The author includes a wonderful plain-language glossary of medical terms, and her detailed notes section is a testament to the depth of research that backs her work. She also provides an excellent list of titles and websites for further information. -VERDICT This book brings a needed focus to a leading killer of women today and is a must-read for women and their loved ones. It also offers insight regarding the patient's perspective. For all women's health practitioners and collections.-Crystal Renfro, -Kennesaw State Univ., Marietta, GA Â© Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.