Harvard Health Books

Bypass Surgery

Not that long ago, little could be done when a blocked or severely narrowed coronary artery cut off blood flow to part of the heart. Coronary arteries are key blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients it needs to do its job—steadily contracting and relaxing about once a second. It wasn’t until 1960 that doctors performed the first operation to bypass a blocked coronary artery and restore normal blood flow to the heart.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains bypass surgery, 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: 44 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.