Harvard Health Books

Heart Attack

Heart attack (the technical term is myocardial infarction) is a life-and-death situation. But treatment is becoming increasingly effective thanks to clinical research that has taught us what to do. The numbers tell part of the story. In 1970, nearly 40% of older heart attack victims who made it to the hospital never left, dying there from the attack or its complications. Today, that number is well below 10%.

This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains what happens in a heart attack, 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.

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