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Living Well with Heart Failure, the Misnamed, Misunderstood Condition Paperback – May 5, 2010
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"A must-read for anyone who's been diagnosed with the condition or who will contribute to the care of someone with it. Throughout, the book takes a calm, careful and responsible approach to explaining what's happening to your body in heart failure, and what you can do to live better with it... I'll be sure to recommend it to a family member with heart failure." -- Ivan Oransky, MD, Executive Editor, Reuters Health
"Patients will learn a lot about this common and important disease. But so will doctors. Every non-cardiologist should spend an hour or two with Living Well with Heart Failure." -- David Brown, MD, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
"Remarkably comprehensive, well organized and understandable. Could only be produced by a great physician-expert and his patient (who by chance) is a great professional medical journalist." -- Myron L. Weisfeldt, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
"I highly recommend this outstandingly smart book; it will change the way you think about the heart and about your own health. In Living Well with Heart Failure, authors renowned heart specialist Dr. Edward Kasper and award-winning medical journalist Mary Knudson, have created an exceptionally helpful and incredibly readable way to explore the ways the heart fails and the ways we can help manage - and even heal - an injured organ. The result is an engaging and important exploration of human health, valuable not only to those suffering from heart failure but all the rest of us who want to preserve and protect vitality and well being." -- Deborah Blum, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Poisoner's Handbook
"If you have heart failure, read this book!... These two experts have teamed up to write a guide for people with heart failure that is understandable, thoughtful, and complete. Kasper and Knudson lead you from symptoms to testing to treatments-all in a style that is clear and precise. Living Well with Heart Failure is the perfect introduction to heart failure." -- Charles Lowenstein, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Universty of Rochester Medical Center
"With about 6 million Americans living with heart failure today, I can see this book serving as a guide and as a resource for many patients and their families for years." -- Gary Schwitzer, Publisher, HealthNewsReview.org
"A bad ticker doesn't mean a bad life. Living Well with Heart Failure, the Misnamed, Misunderstood Condition is a complete and comprehensive guide to heart failure." -- Midwest Book Review
"Fascinating information in a straightforward, friendly, smart voice ... a great resource for patients with heart failure and people who love them." --Robin Marantz Henig, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine and author of Pandora's Baby
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Top Customer Reviews
I suspect that the problem was the product of botched surgery that happened
two years prior. His doctors have been surprising silent about his situation other
than to recommend a sharply restricted diet.
This book offers the support and help lacking in his very real situation.
For all the press generated about advances in medicine, I contend that
doctors are operating in a near barbaric state.
There is hope for people with heart disease. You just have to seek it out.
I recommend this book as a step in the right direction.
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Way too technical and not intended for the consumer who wants an overview of heart problems in layman's language. Read morePublished 15 months ago by bernie kopfer
I enjoyed perusing this but I did not stay with it because in the meantime another diagnosis was given to me based on numerous tests. Thanks you for the prompt delivery.Published on September 6, 2013 by Ernestine Limestall
The first two or three chapeters were quite optomisic sounding. The writers started off by giving an initial up-beat presentation, but this ended too soon. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by DL