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CONTENTS PAGE Contents Foreword by O. Wayne Isom, M.D. Acknowledgments Part I Early Warning Signs and Risk Factors Introduction by Larry King as he relates the tale of the heart attack that nearly ended his life. Peggy Fleming Fast Facts: Women and Heart Disease Factoring In the Risks Mike Wallace Living with a Pacemaker Kate Jackson "It Can't Be Heart Disease...I'm a Woman!" Different Symptoms, but the Same Disease Tommy Lasorda Heart Attack Symptoms Angioplasty 101 Part II The Diagnosis Larry's story continues, as he undergoes a quintuple bypass. Pat Buchanan Blood Donations and Cell Salvage Four Things to Know About "The Tube" Eddie Griffin "9-1-1? I think I'm having a heart attack..." AEDs: When Seconds Count Brian Littrell Putting the Music on Hold When Your Child Has Heart Problems Investigating the Power of Prayer Victoria Gotti Pregnancy and Heart Disease Living with a Defibrillator Ed Bradley Part III Short-Term Recovery This next segment of Larry's story includes memories of physical and spiritual recovery after surgery. Phyllis Diller The Laughter Lifeline Mike Ditka Promoting Heart Health from the Sidelines Cardiac Rehabilitation Classes Walter Cronkite Five Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist Part IV Surviving and Thriving In this final segment, Larry explains what it means to be a survivor of heart disease. Joyce Carol Oates Living Life with Tachycardia Mike Medavoy On the Trail of a Deadly Diet Drug Regis Philbin A Revolutionary Test for Detecting Heart Disease Sid Caesar Angiogenesis: The Body's Natural "Bypass" Julia Carson Depression and Recovery Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Heart Diseases Patients United States Biography, Celebrities United States Biography, Heart Diseases Popular works