Harvard Health Books

Atrial Fibrillation

To circulate blood effectively and efficiently, the heart’s four chambers must beat in a steady coordinated way. Trouble brews when they don’t. Take atrial fibrillation, the most common type of serious irregular heart rhythm. The top chambers (atria) beat fast and erratically. When that happens, the atria look like a pulsating bag of worms.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains atrial fibrillation, 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: 43 pages
Publisher: Harvard Health Publications (August 26, 2013)
Language: English
Size: 151 MB
Seller: Orca Health Inc.
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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