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Atrial Fibrillation is a common heart rhythm abnormality (cardiac arrhythmia) in which the atria (upper chambers of the heart) contract at a rapid, chaotic rate and cause rapid and irregular contractions of the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart).
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Atrial Fibrillation: The Latest Management Strategies
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) can be a debilitating even deadly condition -- but it doesn't have to be this way. There are many steps you can take to manage your AF BEFORE it seriously impacts your quality of life. If you're looking for straightforward, informed answers to your most important questions about living with AF, our comprehensive new report can help. Written by Hugh Calkins, M.D., Director of the Arrhythmia Service and Electrophysiology Lab at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Ronald Berger, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation: The Latest Management Strategies explains the full-range of your anticoagulation therapy choices . . . the benefits of rate versus rhythm control for AF . . . surgical ablation of AF . . . the differences among paroxysmal AF, persistent AF, and chronic AF . . . and much more.
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Recovering From a Heart Attack: How to Regain Vitality and Protect Your Heart
If you've survived a heart attack, probably your biggest worry is whether you're going to have a second one . and if you do, will you be lucky enough to survive that one, too. Our new report provides a customized plan for heart-attack recovery and secondary prevention, including a detailed discussion of cardiac rehabilitation and practical guidelines for a heart-healthy diet. Topics discussed include: omega-3 fatty acids, resuming an active sex life after a heart attack, treating depression, controlling lipid levels, and much more. Written by Dr. Roger S. Blumenthal and his colleagues at The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease - -
one of the nation's top centers for the treatment of cardiovascular disease - - Recovering from a Heart Attack contains life-saving information you won't find in any other single source.
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2014 Coronary Heart Disease White Paper
The Coronary Heart Disease White Paper reports on the latest life-saving advances for your heart health, to help you prevent or treat coronary heart disease. Topics include preventing first heart attacks; heart attack recovery and its effects on your overall lifestyle and health; preventing a second heart attack; angina; cardiac arrhythmias; and congestive heart failure.
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2014 Diabetes White Paper
The Diabetes White Paper teaches you how to manage Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and avoid complications, such as nerve damage, heart disease, kidney failure, and retinopathy. This comprehensive report explains the basics of how your body metabolizes glucose and reviews the latest medications and tools for monitoring your blood glucose. Includes diagrams, glossary, and recent research.
2014 Hypertension and Stroke White Paper
High blood pressure, or hypertension, gives few warning signs before it erupts with major complications, such as a stroke. Fortunately, in most cases the condition can be easily detected during a regular check-up and can usually be controlled with a combination of diet, exercise, and medication. In the Hypertension & Stroke White Paper, experts at Johns Hopkins explain what you can do to manage high blood pressure in order to prevent stroke, and much more important information.
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