The Making of Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease From Dr. Waqar Khan, author of Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease


One of my goals at Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center is to continuously provide better education as an important complement to the most up-to-date cardiac treatment plans. Countless times in my career, I’ve told patients about the causes and risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), which leads to an estimated 735,000 heart attacks per year. And I’ve filled them in on the latest treatment options and lifestyle changes that can improve their health and help them prevent future heart attacks.
But like most busy doctors, I don’t always have time to fully explain everything about CHD and the exciting advances in its treatment. That’s where Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease comes in. I wanted to find a way to give my patients, their families, friends and anyone interested in having a healthy heart detailed information they can use to take charge of their heart health.
Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease is intended to offer detailed answers to the questions I hear on a daily basis in my office. I wanted to provide a better understanding of CHD and introduce topics that people may want to discuss further with their own doctors to ensure they are doing everything possible to enhance well-being.
The information in the pages of the book is based on the most up-to-date, rigorous scientific evidence. We will share some of that information here. If you’d like to order the book in its entirety, you can do so here <link to amazon>.
I hope Be Heart Smart: Understand, Treat, and Prevent Coronary Heart Disease and this blog will serve as an eye-opener to show that having a heart attack or getting a diagnosis of CHD isn’t the end of one’s life. Instead, it can be the beginning of a new heart-smart lifestyle that will lower risk of future coronary events and help keep your heart healthy for years to come.