The Silent Heart

A Personal Journey Back from Cardiac Arrest

by Larry J. Matthews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781475932577
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781475932591
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781475932584

About the Book

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans survive heart attacks. The journey back to a normal life is not always easy. In THE SILENT HEART, author Larry J. Matthews provides a road map of the physical and emotional obstacles encountered on his personal journey through the ten months following his heart attack and cardiac arrest. In this memoir, Matthews offers an intimate look into the mind of a heart attack survivor, sharing the events and his thoughts and feelings after his heart stopped beating. Combining personal experience with medical facts and reflections from his family, THE SILENT HEART shows the realities of heart disease, heart attacks, and rehabilitation as they affect not only the patient, but loved ones as well. THE SILENT HEART gives hope and encouragement to those facing the same hurdles in their lives by presenting firsthand insight into one man’s personal experience, the road to recovery, and the goal of practicing heart-healthy living.

About the Author

LARRY J. MATTHEWS worked more than twenty-four years as a middle school and high school guidance counselor and served as an Army Medical Service Corps colonel. Matthews volunteers with the American Heart Association. He and his wife, Sue, live in Minnesota. They have three children and four grandchildren.