The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will)

Michael Ozner

Benbella Books,  December 2008

No Stents,
No Surgery.

Clinical studies have shown that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . So why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone?  In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn't worth the money or risk.

Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise, and medical therapy, to achieve better results -- without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Welcome to a radically different approach to your heart health.

In a time when we look for time- and energy-saving tools for everything from a drive-thru for food to a pill for weight loss, there's one thing a quick fix will never solve -- your heart health. After years of extensive and substantial clinical trials, there is no evidence that bypass surgery or stents prevent heart attacks or prolong lives in the vast majority of patients who undergo these risky and expensive procedures.

The Great American Heart Hoax includes lifesaving information you must know, such as:

  • Who should have surgery and who should avoid the operating table
  • Unnecessary tests that will send you down the slippery slope to more needless cardiac intervention and surgery
  • Heart-healthy eating through the Miami Mediterranean diet
  • How to lower your risk of a heart attack by more than 80 percent
  • Lifesaving recommendations for exercise, stress management and smoking cessation
  • How to control cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Practical solutions to weight management
  • Which medicines and supplements you should be taking and which you should avoid
  • The blood tests that will uncover hidden risks for heart attack and stroke

If you're at risk for heart disease, read this book before you make any major decisions about your heart health. It could save you money . . .  and your life.

hardcover | ISBN: 9781933771540 | Publication Date: December 2008

"Michael Ozner, MD, a visionary and compassionate cardiologist, has been on a single-minded mission for the past three decades. His goal? To prevent, reverse, and ideally eliminate the raging epidemic of heart disease that continues to claim so many lives.

Unlike most cardiologists today, Dr. Ozner lives by his well-known philosophy of 'prevention not intervention.' In The Great American Heart Hoax, Dr. Ozner distills more than thirty years of clinical practice, giving you an easy-to-follow 10-step program to avoid the degenerative risks of heart disease. In addition, Dr. Ozner provides practical information and tools on working with your doctor to obtain optimal health, thereby avoiding unnecessary surgery, tests, and countless bottles of medication. As you read, Dr. Ozner is your personal guide through the most practical method for achieving cardiac health, providing you with the inside information you need to become a more responsible, more informed partner in your own care.

I strongly urge you to stop whatever you are doing and immediately start reading the life-saving information contained in this book. What you learn will change the way you live your life."

--Philip Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Life Extension Magazine