Heart disease is the biggest killer in the Western world - as well as the fastest growing disease. In the UK, a person dies from heart disease every five minutes. This is a jargon-free, user-friendly book which aims to demystify the topic of heart disease. Written in clear, non-technical language, it outlines the different types of heart disease, explains the tests and treatments as well as including a special section on heart disease in women. It is designed to give guidance on all stages of the disease - from prevention to understanding and selecting treatments. It includes a glossary of terms and a sample "good" and "bad" interviews for patients to use with their doctors.
Dr Duncan Dymond MD FRCP FACC FESC is Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He was Secretary of the British Cardiac Society from 1990 to 1994 and writes regularly for the international medical press. He appears regularly on television and radio and lectures on heart disease to non-medical audiences.