Living Well with Heart Failure is more than a book. For heart patients, it's the perfect friend. Calm, clear, deeply knowledgeable and helpful and reassuring. It may be the single best source on smart living with a bad heart that anyone can buy. Dudley Clendinen Former New York Times national correspondent and editorial writer
Author, A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America.
I found this book to be a key new resource for patients and families, as well as professionals. I have recommended this book to many patients and each one has commented on how it has helped them better understand heart failure and heart failure treatments. These patients noted how helpful to them it was to hear from a "patient" like them, instead of just someone talking about heart failure who may have never personally experienced it. Some have noted that it has "demystified" heart failure for them, and made it less scary.
As a professional, I found this book also very helpful as a patient education resource for me. I often skim it and use its up-to-date, thorough explanations of heart failure treatments in my patient education sessions. Sue Wingate RN, PhD, CRNP Immediate Past-President,
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Living Well with Heart Failure is a must-read for anyone who's been diagnosed with the condition or who will contribute to the care of someone with it ... the book does for heart failure what "What to Expect While You're Expecting" did for pregnancy. Ivan Oransky, MD Executive Editor, Reuters Health
Patients will learn a lot about this common and important disease. But so will doctors. Every non-cardiologist should spend an hour or two with Living Well with Heart Failure. David Brown MD Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Remarkably comprehensive, well organized and understandable. Could only be produced by a great physician-expert and his patient (who by chance) is a great professional medical journalist. Myron L. Weisfeldt, MD Chief of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
I highly recommend this outstandingly smart book ; it will change the way you think about the heart and about your own health. In Living Well with Heart Failure, authors renowned heart specialist Dr. Edward Kasper and award-winning medical journalist Mary Knudson, have created an exceptionally helpful and incredibly readable way to explore the ways the heart fails and the ways we can help manage - and even heal - an injured organ. The result is an engaging and important exploration of human health, valuable not only to those suffering from heart failure but all the rest of us who want to preserve and protect vitality and well being. Deborah Blum Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
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