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The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will)
by Michael Ozner

Published by Benbella Books

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No Stents,
No Surgery.

Clinical studies have shown that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . So why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone?  In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn't worth the money or risk.

Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise, and medical therapy, to achieve better results -- without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Welcome to a radically different approach to your heart health.

In a time when we look for time- and energy-saving tools for everything from a drive-thru for food to a pill for weight loss, there's one thing a quick fix will never solve -- your heart health. After years of extensive and substantial clinical trials, there is no evidence that bypass surgery or stents prevent heart attacks or prolong lives in the vast majority of patients who undergo these risky and expensive procedures.

The Great American Heart Hoax includes lifesaving information you must know, such as:
  • Who should have surgery and who should avoid the operating table
  • Unnecessary tests that will send you down the slippery slope to more needless cardiac intervention and surgery
  • Heart-healthy eating through the Miami Mediterranean diet
  • How to lower your risk of a heart attack by more than 80 percent
  • Lifesaving recommendations for exercise, stress management and smoking cessation
  • How to control cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Practical solutions to weight management
  • Which medicines and supplements you should be taking and which you should avoid
  • The blood tests that will uncover hidden risks for heart attack and stroke

If you're at risk for heart disease, read this book before you make any major decisions about your heart health. It could save you money . . .  and your life.

pub date: 2008-12-01 | hardcover | 9781933771540