A Woman's Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease
Da Capo Press
On Sale: March 12, 2007
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For the more than
eight million women dealing with the emotional impact of
empowering guidance on how to live with renewed confidence
After undergoing emergency bypass surgery at age forty-two,
Kastan found her world shifting in unexpected ways.
sense of well being, her relationships, her daily routine,
body image--seemed to change. Doctors could help her recover
physically, but she had to find new ways to recover
re-create a happy, healthy life.
The first book
written for women dealing with the emotional repercussions
of heart disease, From the Heart
will guide women forward with optimism and courage,
questions as: How do you regain a strong self-image? Grapple
fears? Talk to the people you love about your illness? And
trust your body again? Combining Kastan's personal
expertise as a therapist with stories from scores of other
heart disease, this invaluable resource will help women
give up hard-to- break habits, adapt to new lifestyles--and
About the Author
Kathy Kastan, L.C.S.W.,
M.A.Ed., is the President of WomenHeart: The National
Women with Heart Disease, as well as the Chairman of Southeast
Affiliate of the American Heart Association. A licensed
social worker, she lives in Cordova, Tennessee, with her
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