Coverbild The Book of the Heart von Marianne Koch, ISBN-978-3-423-24870-9

The Book of the Heart

A comprehensive guide to heart disease - the number one public health priority

With four-colour illustrations

Marianne Koch takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the very epicentre of our bodies, the human heart. On this journey, we find out how the heart’s energy and its ability to work efficiently are crucial to the well-being and survival of all our other organs. Using everyday language and an engaging style, Koch presents a thorough insight into the workings of the heart and the risks and diseases threatening it. Analysing the latest procedures in cardiovascular technology and heart medication, she goes on to tell us how we can protect our heart and keep it healthy.

But Dr Koch also explores the cultural history and emotional impact of the heart, its spiritual connotations and the emotional connections between heart and soul. After all, the heart is not merely a physical organ. It has always had a near mythical significance – as the seat of the soul, the symbol of love, and the centre of our true selves.

Press acclaim:
First and foremost, a miracle of a book. Really useful— don’t wait to read it till it’s almost too late!
- Frankfurter Neue Presse
240 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24870-9
About the author
Portrait des Autors Marianne Koch

Marianne Koch

Marianne Koch has received many awards for communicating medical issues in the media. She is president of the German Chronic Pain Association and patron of the German Hypertension Society. In 2002 she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit for her lifetime's work in the fields of medicine and media.
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