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Authors: John M. Kennedy, Jason Jennings
ISBN-13: 9780470409244, ISBN-10: 047040924X
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: January 2010
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: John M. Kennedy

John M. Kennedy, M.D., is the medical director of preventive cardiologyand wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and speaks regularly on their behalf. He lectures regularly on the subject and has helped companies educate employees on how to manage stress in the workplace. Dr. Kennedy has appeared on the Discovery Channel, KNBC, and other nationaltelevision and radio outlets. Visit his Web site at

Jason Jennings is a bestselling business and leadership author and one of the nation's most in-demand keynote speakers.

Book Synopsis

From a top cardiologist-simple stress-reduction techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease

The 15 Minute Heart Cure shows how stress can harm our cardiovascular system and offers practical, easy ways to dispel stress naturally, without spending a lot of time or money. It explains the stress-heart disease connection for the four major types of heart disease-heart attack, arrythmia, congestive heart failure, and cardiac valve disease-and equips you with the author's proven BREATHE technique to help you stop stress in its tracks.

  • Teaches the BREATHE (beginning, relaxation, envision, apply, treatment, heal, end) technique to help you heal and protect your heart
  • Gives you specific stress-reducing breathing and guided imagery exercises you can do anywhere, anytime
  • First book by a leading cardiologist on the stress-heart disease connection-Dr. Kennedy is the former director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and director of Inpatient Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Rafael, CA and the current medical director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California, and member of the Board of the American Heart Association
  • Includes real-life case examples from the author's extensive clinical experience.

Don't let stress hurt your heart. Unleash the healing benefits of The 15 Minute Heart Cure and discover the wonderful sense of focus and calm it will bring to your life.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Heart Cold Facts 5

2 B-R-E-A-T-H-E 25

3 Treating and Preventing Congestive Heart Failure 51

4 Treating and Preventing Heart Attacks 69

5 Treating and Preventing Arrhythmias 89

6 Treating and Preventing Valve Disease 101

7 B-R-E-A-T-H-E for Everyone 119

8 Fast Help: Stressed Out and Overloaded 135

9 Is Heart Disease Contagious? 155

10 Stress and Cardiac Zebras 171

11 Heart-Warming Stories 193

Sources 221

Suggested Reading 233

Index 235