'I truly wish this book had been available when I had my heart attack. It gives one the confidence to lead a normal life afterwards'. Bob Champion Medicines, surgeries, diet and exercise are not all that matter for the millions of people who should be living long, happy lives despite heart disease. In fact, the crucial obstacles that heart patients face revolve around their emotional health. When patients are being treated, their medical teams focus primarily on the clinical part of saving lives, and psychological issues are rarely addressed. Yet the reason some people recover and lead productive lives while others don't lies in the relationship between health and behaviour. By following Dr Sotile's advice, readers will gain the courage and conviction to stick with the healthy living plans that doctors prescribe and all the diet and exercise books patients offer. Using a number of case studies, 'Thriving with Heart Disease' guides patients and their families through the psychological side of the illness's effects toward a better state of mental and physical health.
'A credible and constructive approach to the care and understanding of the patient's fear, anxiety and physical problems...Its clear and refreshing style makes easy and uplifting reading and diverts fear and anxiety to practical self-help.' Irene Byrne, Physiotherapy/Cardiac Department, Mater Hospital, Dublin.