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Your Heart House An Artisan's Approach? to Understanding Heart Health

Your Heart House An Artisan's Approach? to Understanding Heart Health

by Aarush Manchanda


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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States-and the world. Every 40 seconds, one American dies from cardiovascular disease, which claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.

Yet, most of us are only vaguely familiar with the amazing organ inside our chests that sends 2,000 gallons of blood throughout our bodies every single day. Dr. Aarush Manchanda has been in the trenches battling heart disease for 12 years. His philosophy of cardiology practice is rooted in his belief that patients aren't just a set of symptoms in a study-and caring for them involves more than following one-size-fits-all instructions.

Using his Artisan's Approach™, he's developed a new language, his Heart House analogy, for communicating with patients about heart health and empowering them to be involved in their own care.

In this book, you'll discover…

  • The difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest

  • How plaque can erupt-like a volcano-in your heart

  • The six parts of your heart house

  • Causes, diagnoses, and treatment of heart issues

  • Lifestyle tips for a healthy heart

  • and more

"Your Heart House: An Artisan's Approach™ to Understanding Heart Health"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998065502
Publisher: Artifice LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Meet Dr. Aarush ManchandaAarush Manchanda is in the trenches of heart disease every day-and has been for 12 years. After receiving his medical degree from the Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi, India, he immigrated to the United States where he completed his internship and residency.Dr. Manchanda is board certified in five specialties: internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and echocardiography. He currently works as a staff cardiologist at Cedar City Heart Clinic and as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Cedar City Hospital-in Cedar City, Utah. In this role, he's brought multimodality cardiology imaging, once thought to be only a fantasy for the rural community of Cedar City, into the realm of everyday practice.He has earned many top awards as a student, resident, and researcher, including the Resident of the Year Award from George Washington University and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington D.C., and the Best Resident Research Award from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He has continued to be a leader in the medical community by educating others and taking on residents as a chief fellow at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.Dr. Manchanda has made it his life's work to facilitate a health-conscious community. His genuine concern for the health of his patients is a testament to his dedication and his balanced approach to patient relations. To develop individualized plans for healthy lifestyle changes, he continuously seeks ways to make understanding complex health issues accessible to everyone. Dr. Manchanda creates a trusting and personal relationship with each patient, and understands that the most successful approach to health care is one that takes into account the overall wellbeing of a patient.Dr. Manchanda lives with his wife and daughter in Cedar City, Utah and spends his leisure time skiing, playing golf, and meditating.

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Part 1 Introduction

A Note to My Readers 3

How to Use This Book 5

Finding My Passion 7

The Artisan's Approach™ 11

Part 2 Your Heat House: The Basics

Chapter 1 More Than Spectators 15

Chapter 2 Your Heart House 19

Chapter 3 Causes of Heart Problems 23

Chapter 4 The Cardiologist as General Contractor 29

Chapter 5 Diagnosing Heart Problems 33

Part 3 The Circulation: Your Heart's Plumbing System

Chapter 6 How the Circulation Works 39

Chapter 7 Circulation Problems and Symptoms 43

Chapter 8 Causes of Circulation Problems 53

Chapter 9 Diagnosing Circulation Problems 55

Chapter 10 Treating Coronary Artery Disease 63

Chapter 11 Treating Heart Attack Patients 65

Chapter 12 Circulation Lifestyle Tips 69

Part 4 The Myocardium: Your Heart's Walls

Chapter 13 How Your Myocardium Works 73

Chapter 14 Myocardium Problems and Causes 75

Chapter 15 Diagnosing Myocardium Problems 85

Chapter 16 Treating Myocardium Problems 91

Chapter 17 Myocardium Lifestyle Tips 97

Part 5 The Rhythm: Your Heart's Electrical System

Chapter 18 How Your Hearts Rhythm Works 101

Chapter 19 Rhythm Problems 105

Chapter 20 Causes of Rhythm Problems 113

Chapter 21 Diagnosing and Monitoring Rhythm Problems 115

Chapter 22 Treating Rhythm Problems 119

Chapter 23 Rhythm Lifestyle Tips 127

Part 6 The Valves: Your Heart's Doors

Chapter 24 How Your Valves Work 131

Chapter 25 Valve Problems and Symptoms 135

Chapter 26 Causes of Valve Problems 141

Chapter 27 Diagnosing Valve Problems 145

Chapter 28 Treating Valve Problems 147

Chapter 29 Valves Lifestyle Tips 151

Part 7 The Pericardium: Your Heart's Siding

Chapter 30 How the Pericardium Works 155

Chapter 31 Problems with the Pericardium 157

Chapter 32 Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Problems 161

Chapter 33 Pericardium Lifestyle Tips 165

Part 8 The Aorta: Your Heart's Driveway

Chapter 34 How Your Aorta Works 169

Chapter 35 Aorta Problems and Symptoms 171

Chapter 36 Causes of Aorta Problems 175

Chapter 37 Diagnosing Aorta Problems 177

Chapter 38 Treating Aorta Problems 179

Chapter 39 Aorta Lifestyle Tips 183

My Aspirations for You 185

Connect with the Author 187

Acknowledgments 189

References 191

Glossary 199

Index 211

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Your Heart House: An Artisan's Approach to Understanding Heart Health 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
airwren More than 1 year ago
Dr. Aarush Manchanda's analogies make understanding heart health much much easier for for an everyday person. My family has a history of heart disease on both my father and mother's side and this book really helped me understand what is going on inside my body and what I need to be aware of.