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A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease - by Carolyn Thomas (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • The daily challenges of living--and coping--with a chronic and progressive invisible illness.Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide.
  • About the Author: Carolyn Thomas, a journalist and public relations specialist, is a graduate of Mayo Clinic's WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium for Women with Heart Disease.
  • 232 Pages
  • Health + Wellness, Diseases

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About the Book



Whether you're a freshly diagnosed patient, a woman who's been living with heart disease for years, or a practitioner who cares about women's health, A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease will help you feel less alone and advocate for better health care.



Book Synopsis



The daily challenges of living--and coping--with a chronic and progressive invisible illness.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide. Yet most people are still unaware that heart disease is not just a man's problem. Carolyn Thomas, a heart attack survivor herself, is on a mission to educate women about their heart health. Based on her popular Heart Sisters blog, which has attracted more than 10 million views from readers in 190 countries, A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease combines personal experience and medical knowledge to help women learn how to understand and manage a catastrophic diagnosis.

In A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease, Thomas explains

- how to recognize the early signs of a heart attack
- why women often delay seeking treatment--and how to overcome that impulse
- the link between pregnancy complications and future heart disease
- why so many women with heart disease are misdiagnosed--and how to help yourself get an accurate diagnosis
- the importance of cardiac rehabilitation in lowering mortality risk
- what to expect during your recovery from a heart attack
- how the surreal process of coping with heart disease may affect your daily life
- methods for treating heart disease-related depression without drugs

Equal parts memoir about a misdiagnosed heart attack, guide to the predictable stages of heart disease--from grief to resilience--and patient-friendly translation of important science-based findings on women's unique heart issues, this book is an essential read. Whether you're a freshly diagnosed patient, a woman who's been living with heart disease for years, or a practitioner who cares about women's health, A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease will help you feel less alone and advocate for better health care.



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[A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease] gives women the knowledge they need to become their own advocates in a health care system that continues to be weighted against them.
--Foreword Reviews

Shining a light on what is often an "invisible" illness, Thomas shares the stories of women survivors as young as twenty-six and as old as sixty-three, some who had been experiencing symptoms for as long as two years before being correctly diagnosed and treated. Her book gives women the knowledge they need to become their own advocates in a health care system that continues to be weighted against them.
--Foreword Reviews

This book brings a needed focus to a leading killer of women today and is a must-read for women and their loved ones.
--Library Journal



About the Author



Carolyn Thomas, a journalist and public relations specialist, is a graduate of Mayo Clinic's WomenHeart Science and Leadership Symposium for Women with Heart Disease. She is the creator of the blog Heart Sisters.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Diseases
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Theme: Heart
Format: Paperback
Author: Carolyn Thomas
Language: English
Street Date: November 28, 2017
TCIN: 91175422
UPC: 9781421424200
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-6600
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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