The Healthy Heart
Heart disease is America's leading killer. More women die each year from heart disease than men. Yet far too few of us really understand our hearts—how they work, how to care for them when they're healthy, how to treat them when they're not. In the e-seminar Introduction to Cardiac Care, Benjamin H. Lewis, M.D., a cardiologist and associate professor at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, teaches medical consumers about their hearts. "The Healthy Heart" is a multimedia excerpt from the e-seminar that uses medical illustrations, audio, Flash animation, and authentic diagnostic imagery to illustrate how the healthy heart functions—how it circulates blood throughout the body while maintaining its own health.