Sex and Your Heart Health A Cardiology Tells All by Henry G. Stratmann, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP and Maryellen Stratmann, MD ISBN 978-0-9790480-0-5 380 pages $34.99 plus $5.00 P&H Published by Starship Press LLC. There is no other book like this for answering questions about sex and heart health. People with coronary artery disease, angioplasty, bypass surgery, pacemakers, defibrillators or other heart disease will find practical, easy-to-read information than can improve their quality of life. Its cover is color laminated 12 pt. The interior pages are 50 lb white with black ink. $34.99 + $5.00 P&H per book. To order send check or money order to: Starship Press, LLC, 4319 S. National, #135, Springfield, MO   65810-2607. Visit the Sex and Your Heart Health website to contact the authors.

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Nominated for a 2007 Pushcard Prize

Sex and Your Heart Health

About the book

The study of the heart and heart disease is one of the most complex areas of medicine and one of the most difficult to master. Sex and Your Heart Health describes how heart disease impacts sex and marriage. The authors have distilled and condensed a massive amount of information in their book. Besides providing realistic information on heart disease and sex, they offer practical strategies for living a heart-healthy life. 

Sex and Your Heart Health is an up-to-date summary of the latest information on heart disease and how it can affect a person’s sex life.  This book is written in a conversational, easy-to-understand style aimed at the general reader.  However, it is comprehensive enough to satisfy the needs of nurses, medical students, marriage counselors, and other professionals who work with patients with heart disease.  Sex and Your Heart Health also contains information that will help healthy people maintain active sex lives.

Sex and Your Heart Health leads readers through descriptions of the anatomy and functions of the sex organs, heart, and blood vessels.  It gives concise reviews of current tests and treatments for heart disease and sexual dysfunction.  Readers without heart disease will find helpful advice on diet, exercise, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Readers with heart disease will discover valuable information about how their disease affects their overall health and ability to have sex.  Every reader will learn about the causes of heart disease and the state-of-the-art techniques doctors use to evaluate and treat it.

Sex and Your Heart Health is sprinkled with medical school memoirs, anecdotes, and jokes to lighten and illustrate its purely factual material.  It also touches on the roles of a good marriage, reducing stress, and spirituality in enhancing both sexual and cardiovascular well-being.

Topics covered in Sex and Your Heart Health include:
    • Sex and the Healthy Heart
    • Sex and Heart Disease 
    • Sex After Heart Surgery
    • Sex and Medications
    • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
    • Women and Heart Disease

About the Authors

Henry G. Stratmann, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., is Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in the specialties of Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology.

A highly respected cardiologist for over 25 years, Henry is recognized as a superb clinician and a top-notch teacher. He has authored or co-authored over seventy peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Henry grew up raising chickens in a small town in southern Illinois. His down-to-earth upbringing is reflected in his practical approach to difficult topics.

Maryellen Stratmann, M.D., grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. She worked her way through medical school and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1981.

Maryellen did her internship and subsequent specialty training at Barnes Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. She is board-certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology.  She has taught medical students and physicians in training from both St. Louis University and Washington University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Drury University.

Maryellen and Henry have been married for over 22 years and have two teenage sons. They currently reside in the beautiful Ozarks in Missouri, the heartland of America. They both enjoy writing fiction and nonfiction.

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