Wednesday, December 11, 2019


In a couple of weeks Christmas will be here, then comes the new year. As the new  year rolls around, we make our resolutions. Most resolutions concern finishing a project, going back to school, getting a better job, or losing weight and taking care of our health. I have already set mine -- eat better, exercise more, and spend more time meditating. I won't know how long it will last, but I know I have to protect myself from falling victim to a number of deadly diseases. That is why I found this next book, "The Killers Amongst Us: How You Can Avoid Falling A Victim to One of These Deadly Diseases," by Dr. Christos Petridis so interesting. I want to do the most I can to live a long a full life. Do you?



Each day you deal with depression, you deal with so many emotions. One day you just want to sit and cry while on other days you have to fight off the thoughts of wanting to take your own life. Each chapter of this book reflects the many emotions I felt in my darkest hour of the depression fight.

This is not just a book you read through but rather a handbook that is available to you to fight each day's emotion.

Dr. Christos Petridis, MD, FEBVS, FICS
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
Dr. Christos Petridis is a renowned expert in the field of vascular medicine. The married father of two children is of Greek origin and born in Hamburg, Germany. Having finished the Hamburg Medical School, he started his career in cardiovascular surgery before focusing on vascular surgery. During various career stages, he had different teachers learning cutting-edge vascular surgical expertise. He is a certified endovascular surgeon and has lectured on many national and international congresses. At the age of 34, he became one of the youngest consultant vascular surgeons in Germany, further expanding his already high total number of numerous surgical procedures. He subsequently became a Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery before undertaking as Head of a division of vascular surgery as Germany’s youngest vascular surgeon at the age of 36. Holding that position, he pioneered in various surgical procedures, such as performing the world’s first implantation of a specific device in a renal-disease patient.
At the private practice he started in early 2019, he offers his maximum vascular expertise to his patients, aiming to save lives by raising awareness for different deadly disease.
Speaking engagements allow him to spread awareness for these topics further. The passionate football fan enjoys playing tennis and golf just the same as the good glass of wine to tasty fine cuisine.
What inspired you to author this book?
Many thousands of people die every year from diseases they didn’t even know that they existed. The aim of this book is to save thousands of lives globally by raising awareness for some deadly diseases anyone could suffer but has the opportunity to be diagnosed early and therefore cured in time. The pain nearly every human on this planet experiences is the fear of death, especially the fear of a non-foreseen death, eg. by a devious disease. This book opens people’s minds to these diseases and gives them a structured path on how to find the right expert in this field and what can be done to survive.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
The background of my book cover is inspired by the typical environment during my career. Somehow cold, sterile, maybe a bit threatening.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally as a writer?
During my career I have seen many patients suffer from diseases, that led to dramatic emergencies and quite often to fatal outcome. Until most recently in my position as Head of division of vascular surgery I always felt very sorry for patients who could have been saved just if they had known about their disease earlier.
This circumstance drove me to the mission to inform and educate as much people as possible about these different diseases and show them a way to handle them in order to survive them.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
The main obstacle you face as a surgeon is the lack of time, followed by the lack of time. Especially if you try to give your very best being a caring father and husband, there is even more lack of time.
Tell your readers about your book.
In spite of the information age’s overwhelming supply with knowledge there are still many threats in life you don’t know anything of. This book will reveal to you some of the in fact life-threatening health issues you could suffer from without knowing and give you an exact plan on how to overcome them.
 Who is your target audience, and why?
Actually the target audience is every human above the age of 35. The reader will get to know some very common deadly diseases, that could come to you totally unforeseen and turn everything upside-down. For you and your loved-ones. You will see the importance of finding the right expert in this field and learn how to find him. A structured pathway on how you can raise your chance for surviving these killers amongst us.

 What do you consider your greatest success in life?

I have been very blessed to thrive through my career as a vascular surgeon. At the age of 34 I became one of the youngest consultant vascular surgeons in Germany, and at the age of 36 I took over as Head of Division as Germany's youngest surgeon.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
There is literally no other book, that has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives globally. My biggest goal is to get the word spread, to teach people, and to save as many lives as possible.