In "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks", Curtis Rimmerman, MD, one of America’s foremost authorities on heart health, reveals important information for patients and their families on how to avoid a heart attack or survive and thrive after one. Take this opportunity to learn more about heart attacks, including risk factors, treatments, and rehabilitation options, and have your questions answered by the author.
Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarctions, are often thought of as a sudden, pressure-like chest pain that takes a person by complete surprise. But heart attacks can have early warning signs, and often result from heart disease that builds up over time. A key to preventing a heart attack is knowing the risk factors that can lead to heart disease. A key to surviving a heart attack is knowing its early warning signs. And a key to living a full life after a heart attack is to know about the proper medications to take; lifestyle changes to make; the benefits of a cardiac rehabilitation program; and when necessary, procedures needed to open up narrowed arteries.
About the Doctor
Curtis Mark Rimmerman, MD, MBA, is the initial holder of the Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is also Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine Affiliate Programs. Prior to this he was Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Westlake, Lakewood, and Avon Pointe Family Health Centers. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography and the American College of Physician Executives. His specialty interests include clinical cardiology, valvular heart disease, electrocardiography, coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology, echocardiography, and stress echocardiography.
Dr. Rimmerman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and a certified member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Rimmerman has published two books with Kaplan Publishing. His first book, "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks", was released in 2009. A second book entitled, "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Speaking with Your Cardiologist", was released in 2010.