Professional Vetters

This book has been reviewed for medical accuracy, vetted and approved (listed in no particular order of importance) by:

Joseph Caplan, MD, Cardiologist, Cardiac Solutions, Peoria, Arizona; Medical Director of Cardiology for Banner Boswell Hospital and Del Webb Hospital, Sun City, Arizona

Robert Deutsch, MD, Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, Director of Respiratory Care, Alameda Hospital, Alameda, California

Shannon Valenzuela, MD, Board Certified, Pulmonary Medicine, Peoria, Arizona

Edward Kowaleski, MD, Internal Medicine, Medical Director Banner Arizona Medical Center, Peoria, Arizona

Darry Johnson, MD, Board-certified neurologist with Banner Arizona Medical Clinic since 1996; Medical degree from University of Kansas 1991; Neurology Residency and Fellowship from University of Arizona completed 1996. Stroke director Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb Hospitals

J. Nilas Young, MD, Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Davis, California

Stephen Raskin, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Chief Cardiac Graphics, Alameda county Medical Center, Oakland, California; Director Alameda Lipid Clinic, Alameda, California

Dr. Michael Cofield, Clinical Health Psychologist, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy working with the elderly, Banner Boswell Hospital, Sun City, Arizona and Banner Del E. Webb, Sun City West, Arizona

Michele Ridings, RN, Cardiac Disease Counselor, Cardiac Solutions, Peoria, Arizona

Ellen Webb, RN, BSN, CNOR, Tucson, Arizona

Leanne Kedzie, RN, CLNC, Banner Boswell Hospital, Peoria, Arizona

Mark Bank, MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Indiana University and Certified Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine. Supervisor of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Banner Boswell Hospital, Peoria, Arizona, and Banner Del E. Webb Hospital, Sun City, Arizona.

Rhonda James, RN, Clinical Manager, Cardiac Solutions, Peoria, Arizona

Barbara Vermillion, RN, CNOR, Transplant Coordinator, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona

Denise Wells, EMT, Anti-coagulation specialist, Cardiac Solutions, Peoria, Arizona.

Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD, Cardiologist, Oakland, California

Mark Nelson, MD, Internal Medicine, Cardiologist, Board Certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Masters of Public Health, Certified Health Coach and Presidential Director: Take Shape for Life, Teaching and empowering people to create health in their lives. Troy, N.Y.

Mary Ann Zimmerman, Therapist, MC, LPC, Managing Director, Ultra Learning Systems, LLC and the Mindability Group, Scottsdale, Arizona

Mark Moeller, MD, Family Practice Physician, Sutter West Medical Group in Davis, CA. Co-founder of MedHealthSolutions, a web-based company offering health behavioral change solutions for disease prevention and health optimization.

The conclusions, ideas, recommendations, and opinions expressed in this book, if not expressly attributed and documented either by text or footnote, are those of the authors who are solely responsible for content. The Vetters attempted to ensure that no gross misstatements of medical fact were expressed at they time of their review. The Vetters further made a good faith effort to ensure that nothing was put forth that contradicts general principles of sound medical advice. However, all content ultimately contained herein is at the discretion of the authors and not the Vetters. Further, no Vetter can be held liable for any information printed in this book. Lastly, the Vetters reviews of this book do not imply either explicit or implicit agreement with the opinions expressed.

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