On average, 50% of all heart attacks are silent - that is, they are painless and leave behind damage that remains undetected - unless the patient and his or her doctor are looking for it. Silent heart disease is a significant cause of sudden death - American's number one public health problem with more than 600,000 sudden deaths and 1.5 million heart attacks occurring in the U.S. each year. This book tells you everything you need to know in the order to detect and treat this silent killer. Written by a celebrated cardiologist who has successfully treated thousands of patients in his career spanning 50 years, it offers practical advice for all readers and provides insight into a type of asymptomatic cardiac condition that affects almost half of all those afflicted with heart disease.
About the Author
Harold L. Karpman, MD, is the author of the books Your Second Life and Preventing Silent Heart Disease and dozens of scientific papers. He was the founder of a large cardiology group practice in Beverly Hills, was on the attending staffs of the UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers, and was an Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He currently lives with his wife Molinda in Beverly Hills.