Book Description: Due to incredible advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the death rate from heart attacks has been steadily declining for the past ten years. Despite this, disease of the heart and blood vessels still causes half of all the deaths in our society. This book provides essential information for recognizing the symptoms of heart attack and providing appropriate treatment. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it helps the reader to quickly grasp the key issues involved in diagnosing and treating heart disease. The text is ideal for review, or as a companion to major cardiology textbooks.