Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Book Nook: Women and Heart Disease

I recently had the chance to review Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story. As a female with a congenital heart defect, a father who recently had a stent put in, and an uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather who all died at 72 of a heart attack, heart health is very important to me.

This book, written by Jacqueline Eubany, MD, provides a clear explanation of heart health, risk factors, and warning signs. She explains how readers can cut their risk of heart attack by up to 80% (many factors are preventable, except heredity), how the warning signs of a heart attack are different for women and men, and how to make healthy choices for the whole family.

The book was easy to understand, written from a scientific perspective with clarity yet not confusing. Heart disease kills more women in the United States than breast and lung cancer combined - it's important to read books like this to help bring that number down.

Dr. Jacqueline Eubany is a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, currently practicing in Orange County, California. She attended the University of California Riverside for her undergraduate studies, followed by Boston University School of Medicine. She joined the United States Navy to complete her medical training, and served for twelve years.

She was inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society.  An active member in other distinguished societies, Dr. Eubany also serves on several advisory boards related to heart disease. She is a popular guest speaker for heart health events because of her accessible, articulate style.

Dr. Eubany is an avid traveler, visiting more than 50 countries, and enjoys scuba diving, horseback riding, biking and reading about world history. For more information, please visit:

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