Heart disease, regardless of age and sex, is the leading cause of death in the United States and a major health concern throughout the world. This book explains the workings of the heart and related issues through practical examples, FAQs, and illustrations. Each title in the series will include: questions and answers about the medical definition/description of the condition; the source/causes; details of symptoms; available cure/treatment; and societal issues or public opinion such as legal issues, social/psychological ramifications, etc; case studies from both the physician and patient perspectives; and, animations, figures, and photos to support, explain topics under discussion. In electronic versions these items are integrated as hyperlinks and "pop-ups" throughout the text. Resources including Web sites, articles, blogs, and books that offer additional information on each subject. It includes a companion DVD with animations, color figures from the book, Web links, animations, etc.