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What Should I Eat for My Heart
Dr Alistair Begg
The basis of this book lies in the inescapable fact that what we do with our bodies has a major impact on our heart and our health. Many people have asked me over my years in private cardiology practice for advice on diet, exercise and weight management. I therefore sought to develop a resource to which people can refer when trying to reduce the risk factors that lead to heart disease.
Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, along with proper attention to diet and exercise, will assist in the management and prevention of all areas of heart disease. This book explains how to achieve these key goals in everyday language, interspersed with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), True or False? and Did you Know? segments drawn from the queries and issues I often hear raised in practice, latest research reports from the medical literature and specialist meetings, or trends in health that are heard about in the media.
Good luck to you in your journey towards better heart health.
Dr Alistair Begg MBBS FRACP FCSANZ DDU is an experienced cardiologist with special interests in echocardiography, stress echocardiography, coronary intervention and general cardiology. He has particular interest in cardiac rehabilitation.
He graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1989 and commenced his post graduate training in cardiology at Flinders Medical Centre before completing his post-fellowship training in Sydney. He was awarded his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1996. Begg went on to obtain his Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) in 1997 and in 2006 was awarded his Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). In 2008 he completed level 2 training for CT coronary angiography and this complements his special interest in cardiac Imaging.
Dr Begg consults regularly at Ashford. He has a particular interest in patients with chest pain, heart failure or patients with significant risk factors. He is actively involved in cardiac rehabilitatio