"If I had first concentrated on heart disease prevention rather than saving the lives of 150 people, I could have saved the lives of 150 million people". In 1967 Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first heart transplant operation. Now he shares his knowledge on how to prevent heart disease.
"If I had first concentrated on heart disease prevention, rather than saving the lives of 150 people I could have saved the lives of 150 million people". In 1967 Prof Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first heart transplant operation. Now he shares his vast knowledge on how to prevent heart disease, with advice that includes: throw away your bathroom scales and never diet again!; drink red wine every day; don't let your mobile phone, pager or email dictate your life. You control it; sex is good for you; learn to sleep at midday; stop smoking now; express your emotions and learn to laugh; the more friends you have, the healthier your heart will be. There is a huge amount of conflicting information out there on heart disease. Professor Barnard steers a clear and accessible route through it all, giving definitive answers on how we should live our lives and avoid becoming the latest victim of Britain's biggest killer. His advice is punctuated with witty anecdotes.
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Prof. Christiaan Barnard was born in South Africa in 1922. After his graduation and work in the USA, he performed the world's first heart transplant on December 3rd, 1967. He continued his work as a heart surgeon until arthritis forced him to give up the scalpel in 1987. Since then he has concentrated on his books, conferences and full time work for the Barnard Foundation.
50 Ways to a Health Heart by Christiaan Barnard
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