Table of contents for A woman's guide to heart attack recovery : how to survive, thrive, and protect your heart / Harvey M. Kramer and Charlotte Libov.

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Table of Contents 
Introduction: How to Use this Book
CHAPTER ONE: WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT
Why women are often misdiagnosed
Heart attack risk factors in women
Risk factors you can change
Hormones and your heart 
CHAPTER TWO: HOW THE HEART WORKS
A big job for a small organ
Your physical heart: it's structure and functions
How heart attacks happen
Uncomplicated vs. complicated heart attacks
CHAPTER THREE: HOW TO KNOW IT'S A HEART ATTACK
Heart attack symptoms: men vs. women
Symptoms that mimic heart attacks
Getting to the hospital
CHAPTER FOUR: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE HOSPITAL
Emergency care
Diagnosing the heart attack
Treating the Heart Attack
CHAPTER FIVE: ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Getting ready for discharge
Now you're on the mend
Returning to Normalcy
Dealing with your emotions
Returning to home and family life 
Going back to work
Enjoying sex again
What about pregnancy?
Managing menopause 
Understanding cardiovascular drugs 
CHAPTER SIX: DEALING WITH COMPLICATIONS
Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeats)
	How arrhythmias occur
	Types of arrhythmias
	Diagnosing arrhythmias
	Treating arrhythmias
Congestive Heart Failure
	How congestive heart failure occurs
	Diagnosing congestive heart failure
	Symptoms of congestive heart failure
	Treating congestive heart failure
CHAPTER SEVEN: MANAGING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
What causes high blood pressure?
Blood pressure classification
Successfully managing high blood pressure
Lifestyle changes to manage high blood pressure
CHAPTER EIGHT: CONTROLLING DIABETES
The dangers of diabetes
The types of diabetes
Meeting your diabetes goals
CHAPTER NINE: BALANCING YOUR CHOLESTEROL
What is cholesterol and why it is important
The three types of cholesterol
What determines your cholesterol balance
How to reach your cholesterol goals
How cholesterol drugs work
Non-drug ways to balance cholesterol
CHAPTER TEN: YOUR THREE-STEP HEART ATTACK PREVENTION PROGRAM
PART ONE: HOW TO QUIT SMOKING
	12 Steps to Quit Smoking
PART TWO: EXERCISE FOR YOUR HEALTH
	The benefits of exercise
	Cardiac rehabilitation
	Creating your custom exercise plan
	The three types of exercise you need
	Exercise Tips
PART THREE: EAT HEART SMART
	What is heart smart eating?
	The truth about losing weight
	Heart smart eating - Mediterranean style
	Heart smart eating tips
Resources 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Heart diseases in women -- Popular works.
Myocardial infarction -- Popular works.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.