Heart 411 is the definitive guide to heart health, written by two of America's most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America. For the 17th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report's “2011-12 Best Hospitals.” Since 1994, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care.
MARC GILLINOV, MD, is a staff cardiac surgeon at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
STEVEN NISSEN, MD, is the chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.
How to tell fact from fiction: Sorting through the medical evidence
Coronary heart disease: The risk factors you know and those that you don't
Food for the heart
Stents vs. surgery for coronary heart disease
Vitamins and supplements: Trick or treatment?
It's the only heart health reference book you'll ever need.
"Two world experts in heart disease have crafted Heart 411 to serve as a blue print to put themselves out of business by guiding us to optimize our heart health. If you have a heart question, look no further."
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Oz talk show host; Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery NYP/Columbia University
"In the 21st century, we are held to the expectation that health care be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Achieving these goals requires the free flow of unbiased information to allow for informed and shared decision-making. With this book, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen provide patients and their families a balanced, evidence-based, and practical view of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common cardiovascular diseases. The reader will find it a trustworthy reference to help focus their understanding and navigate the maze of information overload that surrounds us."
Patrick T. O'Gara, M.D. Director, Clinical Cardiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital; professor, Harvard Medical School