Table of contents for Recognizing and surviving heart attacks and strokes : lifesaving advice you need now / Glenn O. Turner with Mark Bruce Rosin ; illustrations by Tim Bade.


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Part I
Hozwt to Recognize and Respond to the
Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
1. Your Heart:
What It Is and How  It Functions  ......................... 9
2. What Is a Heart Attack? ............................... 16
3. Heart Attack Early Warning Signs:
Your Key to Survival ................................. 24
4. Heart Attack or Angina? ............................... 39
5. How to Get Proper--and Prompt-Treatment for a
Heart Attack ....................................... 41
6. How to Choose and Work with a Personal Physician
(and the Patient's Bill of Rights) ......................... 58
Part II
How a Heart Attack Is Treated
7. Thrombolysis:
The Heart Attack Treatment Breakthrough ............. . 65
8. Coronary Angiograms:
What Are They and What Do They Accomplish? ............ 71
9. Balloon Coronary Angioplasty:
What It Accomplishes, What It Does Not Accomplish, and How
This Affects Your Choices about Treatment ................. 75
10. Coronary Artery Surgery .............................. 92
Part III
The Causes of Heart Attacks and Other Atherosclerotic Diseases
11. Risk Factors for Heart Attacks and Other
Atherosclerotic Diseases  ...............................  99
12. The Cholesterol Problem  ..............................  102
13. The Triglyceride Story .................. ............. 111
14. Homocysteine Excess: A New Puzzle ................... 113
Part IV
How to Recognize and Respond to the Early
Warning Signs of a Stroke or "Brain Attack"
15. An Urgent Message:
Learn the Early Warning Signs of a Stroke ................. 117
16. How to Respond to the Early Warning Signs of
a Stroke ........................................... 120
17. With Stroke Warnings, What Will Happen at
the Hospital?  ........................................  123
18. The Primary Stroke Culprit-Atherosclerosis-and
Other Causes of Strokes ................    ............ 126
19. Atrial Fibrillation:
A Neglected Cause of Strokes ................ .......... 128
20. Brain Hemorrhage Strokes  ............................  131
21. TIAs and Stroke Prevention ....................... ... 134
22. Neck-Artery Surgery:
Another Milestone ............................... 136
23. Hastening Recovery from a Stroke:
The Role of Rehabilitation  ............................ 139
24. Controlling Your Risk of a Stroke:
A Summary of Dos and Don'ts ........................ 141
PartV
Prevention of Heart Attacks and Strokes:
Solving Problems before They Happen
25. Losing Weight, Preventing Weight Gain, and How Physical
Activity Benefits You ............................. 145
26. The Turner Weight-Loss System ....................... 147
27. Controlling Cholesterols, Other Blood Fats, and Triglycerides:
The Role of Diet ...........  ................. 153
28. What's Wrong with Low-Carb Diets-and What You Should
Know about How Much Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein to
Include in Your Diet ....................... 157
29. Tips for Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Lowering
Cholesterol  ......  .............................  167
30. How to Plan Your Own Diet .................... . . . 182
31. Support Groups versus Food-Based Programs ........... 205
32. More Tips for Dieting  ................................  207
33. What Is a Proper Exercise Program? .................. . 209
34. Children, Weight Loss, and Physical Activity:
WhatYouCanDo ..............     .................. 215
35. Should You Take Weight-Loss Medications? ............. 218
36. Lifesaving Breakthroughs in Drug Treatment for Cholesterol
and Triglycerides .......................... 222
37. Cholesterol and Other Blood Testing:
What Tests Should You Have, Where Should You Get Them,
and Who Should Administer Them?..................   230
38. Should You Take Aspirin Regularly? .............. . ... 236
39. Why Smoking Causes Heart Attacks and Strokes-and
How  I Stopped  Smoking  .............................. 238
40. Blood Pressure Control:
A Neglected Medical Milestone .......      ...      241
41. What Every Woman Should Know about Coronary
Disease in  Women  ....................  ..........247
42. Health, Awareness, and Lifestyle ............... 252



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Myocardial infarction Popular works, Coronary heart disease Popular works, Cerebrovascular disease Popular works