Heart Disease Handbook & Resource Guide

Heart Disease Handbook & Resource Guide is a comprehensive, one-stop resource, providing valuable information to individuals with heart disease, as well as their families, support systems, and health care professionals.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Nearly 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

This brand new title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by heart disease. For those providing care and support to individuals with heart disease, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about heart disease and connects readers to many sources of support.

Content in the Heart Disease Handbook & Resource Guide includes:

  • Detailed Descriptionsof the many types of heart disease, including coronary heart disease/coronary artery disease, arrhythmia/heart rhythm disorders, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack/myocardial infarction, heart defects, peripheral arterial disease, and more.
  • Organizations and Agencies, both disease-specific and general, national and state, government and private, plus Research Centers, Support Groups, and Publications;
  • Important Web Sitesthat offer the most current information from medical professionals and organizations in the field;
  • Glossary of Terms, Geographical Index, and Subject Index.

Coverage is broad, providing in-depth information on several types of heart disease, early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment options, advice for caretakers, preventative therapy, support and more. 

The Heart Disease Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to sufferers of heart disease, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers.