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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51

Managing heart problems: Through awareness and knowledge


Department of Cardiology, Heritage Hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication8-Mar-2017

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Alok Kumar Singh
Department of Cardiology, Heritage Hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-449x.201736

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Singh AK. Managing heart problems: Through awareness and knowledge. Heart India 2017;5:51

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Singh AK. Managing heart problems: Through awareness and knowledge. Heart India [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Dec 2];5:51. Available from: https://www.heartindia.net/text.asp?2017/5/1/51/201736



Author Name: P. R. Sinha

Publisher Name: B. Jain Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2015

Location: New Delhi

Price: 299 Indian ruppes

Year of Publication: 2013

ISBN: 978–81-319-3026-7

So here is a pertinent question. Why should you bother to read this review? Are you scared of heart problem which is affecting millions every year that too at the most productive years, i.e., fourth to sixth decades or you are suffering from a heart problem, in either case “Managing Heart Problems: through awareness and knowledge” is a very educative compilation of several aspects of heart problems.

According to conservative estimates, the heart and its related problems are on rise and may manifest as heart attack, heart failure, or even sudden cardiac death. The INTERHEART study conducted on South Asian populations has identified nine major risk factors which can account for 90% of the heart attacks seen in the Indian population. The major risk factors are – smoking and tobacco use, stress, lack of physical activity, high cholesterol levels in blood, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, and diabetes mellitus. Fortunately, many of these key risk factors are related to your lifestyle and can be very well tackled by adopting healthy lifestyle such as regular exercise, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and abstinence from tobacco.

Well, this is where the book comes handy. To begin with, it addresses many questions which are in your mind, and in this regard, the write-up is very topical and explains in great detail the magnitude of problem as well as how to combat heart ailments in simple language. If you are suffering of heart problem, there is no bypassing of the standard medical care and procedures, but at the same time, what is the need of the hour is that you should also know that how to avoid the unnecessary financial and emotional burden by adopting healthy life. Apart from the time-tested protocols of treatment, your lifestyle plays a vital role in reducing the disease burden as well as its complication which in majority of the prescriptions are missing, and in this context, you will find cardiac riddles into a very simple word.

On the other hand, the book is appealing for those who want live a healthy life and not to land up into the doctors' chamber's 1 day. The author has emphasized your role and responsibility to ensure a healthy heart by awareness. Moreover, this knowledge is relevant for people for all genders and all walks of life. The emphasis of the book is simple “prevention is better than cure.” In a day to day hectic life, a complete overhaul in lifestyle may not be possible, but taking charge of your health by adopting some affordable changes can make a sea change to your life and your loved ones. On the whole, book is neither a panacea nor a medical treatment to all your heart ailments, but only an informed guidance to deal with it by listening to your heart and your doctor.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.




 

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