9780737303605

Recovering from Heart Disease in Body & Mind: Medical and Psychological Strategies for Living With Coronary Artery Disease

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  • ISBN13:

    9780737303605

  • ISBN10:

    0737303603

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

There is an undeniable link between one's state of mind and the ability to recover from heart attacks and other coronary events. Cowritten by a psychiatrist and a cardiologist, this book examines both the medical and psychological ramifications of coronary heart disease, providing specific physical, mental, and emotional strategies for recovery.

Author Biography

Brian Baker, M.B.Ch.B., is a psychiatrist at the Toronto Hospital in Toronto, Canada Paul Dorian, M.D., M.Sc., is a cardiologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Foreword xv
Preparing for the Journey: About This Book and How to Use It
Why did we write this book?
1(2)
Who is our intended reader?
3(1)
How is this book different from other books on heart disease?
4(7)
PART ONE: THE GUIDE
Guide to the Journey: An Introduction
What you need to know about ``The Guide''
11(5)
Forum (Tony): Does awareness help?
16(5)
Event
What's wrong with Anna?
21(1)
What happened?
22(2)
What, in fact, happened to my heart?
24(3)
What happened to me?!
27(4)
What to expect
31(1)
Forum (Anna): Dealing with the event
32(6)
Aftermath
Rose is lost
38(1)
Where am I?
39(1)
Where am I medically?
40(3)
Where am I emotionally?
43(2)
Family concerns
45(2)
Forum (Rose): Lost and found
47(5)
Recuperation
Is Mary healing?
52(2)
The body heals
54(9)
The mind reacts
63(9)
Family matters
72(1)
Achieving a balance
73(5)
Forum (Mary): Finding the path of healing
78(7)
Rehabilitation
What can Joe do?
85(3)
An approach to rehabilitation
88(3)
The fork in the road
91(1)
The importance of adaptive denial
92(1)
The magic of empowerment
93(1)
The secret of empowerment: Structured activity
94(3)
Can I prevent my CAD from recurring or progressing?
97(1)
Family concerns
98(2)
A guide to the rehab programs
100(12)
Slippage
112(1)
Forum (Joe): Getting into gear
113(8)
Recovery
Has Kevin recovered?
121(2)
Home at last
123(1)
Can I recover from CAD?
123(2)
What is realistic recovery?
125(2)
What do I still need to do?
127(2)
The challenge of maintenance
129(1)
Family note
130(1)
Keeping a balance
131(3)
Forum (Kevin): Looking back and looking forward
134(11)
PART TWO: DIRECTIONS
What You Need to Know about ``Directions'': An Introduction
145(144)
Heart: Key Physical Issues for Those with Heart Disease
What is heart disease?
149(9)
What to do in an emergency
158(2)
What happens when you go to the hospital?
160(2)
Tests often performed on patients with heart disease
162(5)
Surgical procedures often performed on patients with heart disease
167(2)
Medications often prescribed for patients with heart disease
169(12)
Your team of professionals
181(3)
Medical research
184(4)
Risk factors for coronary heart disease
188(15)
Women and heart disease
203(3)
Mind: Key Emotional Issues for Those with Heart Disease
Anxiety
206(4)
Depression
210(6)
Stress and CAD
216(3)
Stress management and the seven vulnerabilities
219(18)
Stress and heart disease: A patient's personal view
237(5)
When to seek counseling, and from whom
242(3)
Psychiatric emergency
245(1)
Heart to Mind: Three Dialogues between Cardiology and Psychiatry about the Journey to Recovery
The third way
246(6)
Themes of healing
252(8)
Ready for rehabilitation
260(5)
Six Journeys
Tony: ``What---me worry?''
265(5)
Anna: ``Repeated episodes''
270(5)
Rose: ``When you don't get back to normal''
275(3)
Mary: ``Ms Busy''
278(3)
Joe: ``Joe is stalled''
281(2)
Kevin: ``Mr Reactive''
283(6)
Recommended Reading 289(4)
Glossary 293(13)
Index 306

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