... I like how the book compares the heart to a house because it helps to simplify something very complex into something that is easy to understand. ...January 5, 2018
Your Heart House by Aarush Manchanda MD is a self-help book filled with detailed information about the heart and the problems associated with it. This book is broken down into eight sections which discuss the six different parts of the heart, its potential problems, and ways of treating those problems.
The book starts with an introduction of how to use the book and an explanation of “Your Heart House”. “Your Heart House” is an analogy the author uses that compares a house to your heart. Then, it goes through a general overview of the heart and its problems. The next three to eight sections take one of the six parts of the heart, like the heart’s rhythm or heartbeat, and explains how it works. Then, it discusses common problems with each part, and what causes these problems. In this case, bradycardia, where the heartbeat is slower than normal, is one of the problems and one of the factors that can cause this is an infection. The diagnoses and treatment options are discussed afterward, and lifestyle tips are included at the end of each chapter. So, one of the ways to diagnose bradycardia is with an EKG or electrocardiogram and to treat it, a pacemaker would be inserted into you. Also, one of the lifestyle tips that the author includes is to stop smoking since smoking exacerbates the problem.
What I liked best about this book were the simple, but detailed explanations of the different parts of the heart and the problems that can plague it. The book is set up in a way that it’s easy to read only a section that you’re interested in. However, I think that reading the entire book would be beneficial for anyone. After all, heart disease is the number one killer in not only the United States but also the world. Most of the information is broken down into very basic terms, but medical terminology is also included. If you are still confused by the medical terminology, there is a glossary in the back of the book that helps to alleviate any confusion.
Moreover, the chapters are short and include vivid illustrations that are simple to follow and comprehend. The illustrations help to enhance the text and there are charts that help to break down information more thoroughly. For example, there is a chart that lists the medical terminology of a heart attack on one side and on the other side explains, in layman’s term, what happens during a heart attack. There is also a mini summary at the end of almost every chapter that helps to condense all the information into a short paragraph. I especially enjoyed the fun facts that were included, like the fact that the heart does the most physical work of any muscle during a lifetime.
Overall, I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I like how the book compares the heart to a house because it helps to simplify something very complex into something that is easy to understand. I also didn’t notice any grammatical errors either. Since heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world, I would recommend this book to everyone, especially to those with a heart problem.
... This book should be out all over the world. ...January 7, 2018
This book is for everyone. A must read. The difference between the Car Alternator and Human heart is the Alternator can be easily replaced. You can have it anywhere when your car needed it. But the heart when something wrong happened and needed to be replaced, so bad if you can find it easily. The book should be out all over the world. Most Medical Doctors should read it.
... a complex medical topic and not only makes it easy to understand for the nonmedical reader but makes the ...February 17, 2017
This book takes a complex medical topic and not only makes it easy to understand for the nonmedical reader but makes the topic interesting. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has heart disease or is just interested in learning more about the heart and its many fascinating disease processes. I wish I had this resource in PA school!
... House is a book for everyone wanting to take better care of their heart health February 13, 2017
Your Heart House is a book for everyone wanting to take better care of their heart health. The metaphor of the house allows for complex anatomy and physiology points to be easily understood. A truly brilliant and creative approach by Dr. Manchanda!
Makes heart issues more comprehensible. January 20, 2017
This book really helps me to understand what is going on with my husband's heart. Well written and easy to understand. Anyone with a heart issue would benefit from this book.
Your Heart House provides readers with an easy to understand overview of cardiology December 25, 2016
Your Heart House provides readers with an easy to understand overview of cardiology, cardiovascular disease, and common interventions. Dr. Manchanda uses analogies throughout the book to help explain cardiology-related concepts to readers. The book is intended for a general audience, and assumes no pre-existing medical knowledge. As a health services researcher, I plan to borrow some of the analogies used in the book when explaining concepts to my colleagues and the public. The book is reasonably concise, so reading it is time well spent.
Great for everybody to read December 15, 2016
Very informative. Great for everybody to read. Straight forward approach to heart health.
The heart made simple November 29, 2016
This book makes the complexity of the heart quite simple. As an athlete it helps me to better understand how my heart is working and makes sense of how I am feeling in certain circumstances.