Back to Life After a Heart Crisis
A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8 Step Cardiac Comeback Plan
ISBN 9781583334195 | 320 pages | 01 Feb 2011 | Avery Trade Paperback | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A Wall Street Journal Top Pick of 2010"Back to Life After a Heart Crisis provides clear, jargon-free explanations of heart disease, and honest evaluation of the emotional and physical fallout from a heart crisis, and a comprehensive plan for common-sense recovery. [It] is like having a purse-sized personal physician-you know, the fantasy doctor seen on TV, the trusted, wise, supportive family friend."
A top surgeon teams up with his wife, a veteran network news anchor, to offer a comprehensive plan for overcoming a heart trauma.
A well-known and internationally recognized surgical oncologist, Dr. Marc Wallack kept fit by training as a marathoner. He was the rock of his family, at the top of his career, and an expert on health who practiced what he preached-until he suffered angina symptoms while on a run. Two days later, after discovering his arteries were 95 percent blocked, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery and found himself unprepared for the emotional fallout of his recovery.
In Back to Life After a Heart Crisis, Dr. Wallack and his wife, journalist Jamie Colby, offer their moving personal story along with a one-of-a-kind, prescriptive guide to reclaiming your life after confronting the issues of mortality and vulnerability raised by a traumatic heart event-whether it be a heart attack or a surgical procedure. Brimming with inspiration and encouragement, this unique book shows readers how to regain emotional strength in tandem with healing physically by working through eight important milestones-from sleeping through the night to surviving doctor's appointments to taking on a huge physical challenge.
With sidebars and tips for caregivers, Back to Life After a Heart Crisis helps patients and their loved ones heal hearts and minds and feel vibrant and full of life again.
"Back to Life after a Heart Crisis is chock-full of useful information, including explanations of medical terms, tests and procedures from the proverbial "horse's mouth"...Readers are unlikely to find another book quite like this one. It's unique and important for those who need it, and a clarion call to those who need to turn their health around, but are avoiding the tough decisions required to do so."
-The Huffington Post
"Powerful, practical, and deeply compassionate, this book is the blueprint for getting past the fear and living a vibrant, full life again."
-Arthur Agatston, M.D., author of The South Beach Diet
"A fascinating and inspiring story...What makes this book a 'must' for doctors and patients alike is the practical advice it contains on how to maintain emotional strength under duress and what steps to take to keep your heart healthy."
-Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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