"The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide"
Cover of our book
"The authors clearly did their homework. I suspect that this will become the new Bible for MVP, and I send a hearty congratulations!" Lyn Frederickson, RN,MSN, author of, "Confronting Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome."
"This is a book we will highly recommend to our patients as an instruction manual for dealing with this disorder of autonomic function that we now term Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia. This is a book that every physician should read. In it you will find in-depth explanations for these sets of symptoms and very appropriate clinical information that will help to illustrate what is happening in the body when the symptoms are active." Phillp C. Watkins, MD, director of The Autonomic Disorders and Mitral Valve Prolapse Center, Birmingham, Alabama.
"The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide" (New Harbinger Publications), is the latest book written on this subject. It was co-authored by Jim and Cheryl Durante, brother and sister, and Dr. John Furiasse. Jim Is president of The Society for Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome, and Cheryl is one of its co-founders. It is a nonprofit, charitable organization, dedicated to discovering the latest medical information and health information about MVPS/D.
Jim and Cheryl and their immediate family all have mitral valve prolapse syndrome, which is one of the many reasons they wanted to write this latest medical information book. Dr. Furiasse's wife also has the syndrome.
The forward was written by Dr. Phillip Watkins, co-founder and director of The MVP Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The introduction was written by Dr. Furiasse, a cardiologist, whose medical input and medical information was used throughout the book.
"Writing this latest book on the subject was truly a labor of love for us. We are excited about this opportunity to continue to spread the word about mitral valve prolapse syndrome and dysautonomia and to bring this very important medical information and health information to so many people."The Durante Family
Titles of a few chapters include: The many ways in which dysautonomia affects your life Medical advocacy and support groups Panic attacks Modifying your lifestyle The physical symptoms of MVPS/D Palpitations, PVCs, PACS, flutters, and skipped heartbeats Personal stories Medications for MVPS/D and medications to avoid Resources
Excerpt from "The MItral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide" "For far too long a large group of patients have had many symptoms that have been quite confusing both to them and to the medical profession. Over the years these patients have been diagnosed with everything from hypoglycemia to chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, thyroid problems, and so on. It is only in the past few years that we have become aware of what is actually happening with these patients. Not since Lyn Frederickson's book was written many years ago (1992) has information become available that will be of as much benefit to this large group of patients as "The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide" will be.