Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Tests Can Save Your Life!
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, accounting for one in five deaths annually, but many of these deaths are actually preventable. In The South Beach Heart Health Revolution, Dr. Arthur Agatston, preventive cardiologist, associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and author of The South Beach Diet, lays out a four-step approach to reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes.

"Doctors now have the diagnostic tools to detect cardiovascular disease in its earliest stages, years before a heart attack or stroke occurs," explains Dr. Agatston. "But too few people take advantage of these tools. That's unfortunate because a significant percentage of all heart attacks occur in people who have none, or perhaps just one, of the obvious risk factors for heart disease. These people are walking around with ticking time bombs in their blood vessels even though they have no symptoms, but they can be healed and treated with the right detection and therapies. Sophisticated diagnostic tests — like a heart scan and carotid artery ultrasound — can detect heart disease in these people while there is plenty of time to do something about it. These tests can help you and your doctor make decisions that can be critical to your health, and the earlier you get these advanced tests, the better your chances of preventing a heart attack or a stroke."

The South Beach Heart Health Revolution outlines the aggressive prevention strategies — partnering with your doctor for advanced diagnostic testing, eating the South Beach Diet way, leading an active lifestyle, and taking the right medications — that Dr. Agatston prescribes to his patients every day in his practice. With his latest book, this plan is now within your reach.
For more information on the latest diagnostic tests and Dr. Agatston's comprehensive four-step plan, which includes detailed menus, exercises, and advice on the latest therapies, order your copy of The South Beach Heart Health Revolution today, or visit us at SouthBeachDiet.com/Heart.

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