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Thriving with Heart Disease The Leading Authority on the Emotional Effects of Heart Disease Tells You and Your Family How to Heal and Reclaim Your Lives

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ISBN-10: 074324365X

ISBN-13: 9780743243650

Edition: 2004

Authors: Wayne Sotile, Robin Cantor-Cooke, Nieca Goldberg

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Not only can you survive with heart disease, you can actually thrive with it -- for many, many years to come. If you are one of the 61 million Americans diagnosed with heart disease -- whether you've had a heart attack or surgery, or you have high blood pressure or angina -- you can learn how to handle its psychological side effects with the lifesaving strategies in this book. Acclaimed cardiac psychologist Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., reveals what every heart patient needs to know: how you feel about the illness and how you cope with it can determine how fully you recover. Dr. Sotile teaches you how to achieve emotional well-being over the four basic stages of recovery, during which you…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Nieca Goldberg, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine and the medical director of New York University’s Women’s Heart Program, the co-medical director of the 92nd Street Y’s Cardio Rehabilitation Program, and a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign. She is the former chief of women’s cardiac care at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Goldberg has appeared on many shows, including Today, The View, and Good Morning America, and her articles have appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Fitness magazine. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American…    

Congratulations on Your Heart Illness--You Got a Second Chance!
Begin the Journey
The Four Stages of Heart Illness
You Can't Do It Alone (Heart Illness Is No Place for Hermits)
No-Nonsense Techniques for Managing Your Recovery Team (or How to Talk to Your Family Without Getting Them All Ticked Off)
Embrace Your New Normal and Cultivate Heart-Healthy Attitudes
Learn to Manage Stress and It Won't Hurt You (Because There's No Such Thing as a Stress-Free Life)
Deal with Depression (Most Heart Patients Get It; Why Should You Be Different?)
Defuse Your Anger Before It Kills You
Reclaim Your Sex Life and Physical Intimacy (But You'll Have to Get Off the Couch)
Believe in Something Greater than Yourself
The Doctor Is In: Special Sessions
Living Well with Heart Failure (HF)
Living Well with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)