Harvard Health Books


Humans are born with supple, flexible arteries that effortlessly deliver blood to the furthest reaches of the body. Over time, prompted by a poor diet, lack of physical activity, stress, smoking, and other “insults,” arteries can become clogged with cholesterol-filled plaque. The process that turns healthy arteries into less-than-healthy ones is called atherosclerosis.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains atherosclerosis, 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: 42 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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