After Your Heart Attack Author:Warren R. Guild, MD Here is a book of reassuring, straightforward, and helpful advice by a prominent doctor in the field who maintains that most people can resume active, constructive, and happy living following a heart attack. Dr. Guild tells you what you should do after a heart attack, what you can expect, and how you can determine your progress-based on his own ... more »extensive practice as well as on the experiences of other doctors. In detail he covers such subjects as smoking, drinking, what forms of exercise and how much and when, what to eat, driving your car, initial fright, mental outlook, and warning signals to watch for. He stresses the importance of the proper mental attitude to recovery and shows you how to pace yourself there-after. Numerous case histories drawn from his files and those of other doctors illustrates the points he makes.
In After Your Heart Attack you will find information and guidance on the effects of stress on the heart and circulation, dieting for permanent weight loss, a common-sense approach to cholesterol, and how to control your blood pressure. Of special interest is an account of what you should expect on admittance to the hospital and clear answers to questions most frequently asked by patients.
In layman's language, and with the help of line drawings, Dr. Guild describes precisely what takes place during a heart attack and during the recovery period. He also characterizes the non-coronary-prone individual as well as the more common coronary-prone man or woman, and offers many tested suggestions for improving your chances of avoiding another heart attack.
Dr. Warren R. Guild is a faculty members of the Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate Physician at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, a board members of the Heart Association, past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, and members of the American Medical Association Committee on Exercise and Physical Fitness.