Ticker: A User Guide for Everyone With a Heart

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Ticker: A User Guide for Everyone with a Heart is a boilerplate of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Author B.P. Loughridge, MD, is an outspoken advocate for patient-guided medical care. His own twenty-nine years of experience as a cardiac surgeon is used to enlighten others about the structure and function of one of the most important systems in our body. The subject is elegantly illustrated and easily explained in casual, understandable language. It is especially suited—for anyone who is facing their own heart problems or those of a loved one—as a guide for understanding options and communicating with doctors and other medical personnel.

Besides the full-color illustrations, there is a patient guide for questions to ask about your physician’s qualifications, as well as questions to ask about testing procedures and treatment options. The medical information is interspersed with vignettes about actual people who have experienced various cardiac events. The section titled “An Ounce of Prevention” is a gentle reminder about the simple do’s and don’t’s of cardiac health. “A Cardiovascular Event” explains the best way to handle an emergency and how to recognize warning signs ahead of time.

The book’s superior quality is suitable for hospital or medical waiting rooms, or as a gift. The formatting is clean and makes the subject matter simple and enjoyable. The vignettes are in smaller print, which may send some readers searching for stronger reading glasses or a magnifying glass. The first ninety-seven pages are pure anatomy, where heart chambers, valves, arteries, and veins are explained in step-by-step fashion—an excellent resource for classrooms or medical offices. It also includes a comprehensive index, making it a practical home reference for anyone who is under the care of a physician or even for those who may be resistant to medical care.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 154 pages
Publisher BP Loughridge
Publish Date
ISBN 9780970339317
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Issue February 2012
Category Health, Fitness & Dieting


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