Harvard Health Books

Angioplasty

The treatment of heart disease has come a long way in the past half-century. One of the many remarkable advances has been the development of angioplasty. This procedure lets a doctor open a narrowed or blocked artery in the heart without the need for open-heart surgery. In this book, we describe who might benefit from undergoing angioplasty, show how it is done, and offer tips for preparing for and recovering from the procedure.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains angioplasty, and currently runs on the Apple iPhone and the iPad.  The book explains not only with words but also with 3D objects that you can move and play with, videos with a voice describing what is happening, interactive tools, and a voice that tells you how certain medical terms are pronounced.  The iBook was created in collaboration with Orca Health, Inc.  By employing the power of the iPhone and iPad, this iBook explains things in ways that words alone cannot do. Take a look.

If you’re interested in our other iBooks about heart disease, click here.

Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Harvard Health Publications (August 26, 2013)
Language: English
Size: 151 MB
Seller: Orca Health
Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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