Times Group Books - New Delhi
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Indians are most prone to heart diseases. The shocking revelation that more and more youngsters are facing heart problems has made doctors throughout the country ponder over this critical issue.
Dr. Mimi's book incorporates real life incidents and gives practical advice on how to keep the most vital organ healthy. The journey from the helplessness to prevent her mother's death from heart attack to being a successful cardiologist who knows how to heal is narrated in the form of anecdotes.
She combines cutting edge technologies from the fields of both psychology and science to evolve her own dynamics of heart treatment. The alternative treatments received resistance from the lobby of doctors in power but she still took her chance and ultimately succeeded in saving several lives through her endeavours.
The book elucidates several poignant stories like that of a truck driver who is saved by a young intern who takes time to listen to what he says and puts her medical career at stake to save him. There is another story of a middle-aged man, who inspite of having a sturdier body than most athletes, suffers major complications because of inability to come to term with his young son's death and is warmly handled by Mimi. The silent heart-rending cry of another man is heard by not just a mere physician but a healer, who then encourages him to fulfill his long cherished dreams.
The Heart Speaks is an eye-opener for doctors as well as people who believe that heart is just a physical organ and can be understood only in terms of arteries, veins and valves. Mimi Guarneri advocates that the multi-faceted heart-as intelligent as the brain-needs equal warmth and understanding to cope with the pressures of our everyday life.
"This is an honest, informative and moving book by a leader in the transformation of medicine and health care. I recommend it."
--Andrew Well, MD, author of Healthy Aging
"The basic and the most effective treatment that works wonders is an intimate talk with the patient. It is in this sense that her book The Heart Speaks is important in treating CVD."
--Dr. Naresh Trehan
About Author :
Dr. Mimi Guarneri is the founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine. As an undergraduate, Dr. Guarneri was an English literature major at New York University. She received her medical degree from SUNY Medical Center in New York, where she graduated number one in her class. Dr. Guarneri trained at Cornell Medical Center, where she became assistant chief medical resident. She completed her cardiac training at New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic, serving as an attending physician in interventional cardiology, during which time she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and more holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she pioneered the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine where she uses state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs to aggressively diagnose, prevent, and treat cardiovascular disease.
She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Medical Women's Association, and a Diplomat of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Guarneri has authored several articles that have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Echocardiography and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Biography of the Heart
Part 1: The Myth of the Mechanical Pump
Part 2: The Language of the Heart
Part 3: Beyond the Physical Heart