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  1. says:

    This is one of those books of medical true life stories but is technical than most By the end I knew a great deal of the structure of the heart blood chemistry and why making lots of pee is extremely important The author is a very forthright sort of man and a very empathetic one too The people he operates on he describes in detail I

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    Death and surgeons determined walk away from the table is a truly a sight to see In this case it’s British Cardiac Surgeon Stephen

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    “We stop life and start it again making things better taking calculated risks” Although the 2017 Wellcome Prize shortlist has only just been announced this is my early favorite for the 2018 prize for fiction and nonfiction on a medical theme What Henry Marsh did for brain surgery in Do No Harm Westaby does for cardiac surgery with this vi

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    A brilliant thought provoking memoir chronicling renowned heart surgeon Westaby as he details his life and career Starting from humble beginnings the author challenges the perception that only public schoolboys get to be surgeons I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hospital predominately featured in this

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    I had just turned 21 when I was told that my Dad had been feeling a little dizzy and breathless at work and my Mum had pretty much played it dow

  6. says:

    One of those cases where I was in a funk and just going through OverDrive app trying to find something different to listen to that would lift me out of the fog and de stress me This one stood out to me the fact Westaby was from the UK peaked my interest too I hadn't listened to someone from that profession who lived outside the USA and it had me very curious I started listening to it the same night on the way to workSlightly di

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    I read this pretty much in one sitting an incredibly emotional informative and really very addictive memoir here from Stephen Westaby I now know about the human heart than I ever could imagine that I wouldA true trailblazer but oddly for a man of this nature and genius not at all egotistical he came across brilliantly and all the stories he told all the people he saved and the ones he couldn't will stay with me for a long long

  8. says:

    Anyone who reads my blog will know that I rarely if ever review non fiction It is definitely not my usual genre but when I saw it pop up on Twitter recently I was suitably intrigued I am so SO GLAD I got the chance to read and review Fragile LivesFragile Lives is a memoir written by Stephen Westaby one of the most well known cardia

  9. says:

    This bookugh I really wanted to like it and honesty thought I would I loved When Breath Becomes Air and thought this might be similar Not so much The author is a retired heart surgeon in the UK so a lot of the commentary about their healthcare system NHS felt disconnected to me It was very technical and explained medical procedures in great overly excessive detail and I skimmed through some of these descriptions My biggest comp

  10. says:

    Excellent memoir of cardio surgeon If you think your job is hard please read this book and you'll be happy for the job you have

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Fragile Lives

Remarkable and poignant cases – such as the baby who had suffered multiple heart attacks by six months old a woman who lived the nightmare of locked in syndrome and a man whose life was powered by a battery for eight yearsA powerful important and incredibly moving book Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands. This bookugh I really wanted to like it and honesty thought I would I loved When Breath Becomes Air and thought this might be similar Not so much The author is a retired heart surgeon in the UK so a lot of the commentary about their healthcare system NHS felt disconnected to me It was very technical and explained medical procedures in great overly excessive detail and I skimmed through some of these descriptions My biggest complaint about the book however is the fact that Westaby just isn t a writer and has little concept of grammatical conventions Every other sentence was a fragment and it just became exhausting to read Many reviews complain about the arrogance of the author and truth be told I didn t mind that part I actually want a surgeon to be a little arrogant about his abilities but on the flip side I want an author to be aware of basic conventions of writing The Breach of Crowns poignant cases – such as the baby who had suffered multiple heart attacks by six months old a woman who lived the nightmare of locked in syndrome and a man whose life was Icebergs powered by a battery for eight yearsA The Line powerful important and incredibly moving book Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands. This bookugh I really wanted to like it and honesty thought I would I loved When Breath Becomes Air and thought this might be similar Not so much The author is a retired heart surgeon in the UK so a lot of the commentary about their healthcare system NHS felt disconnected to me It was very technical and explained medical Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy procedures in great overly excessive detail and I skimmed through some of these descriptions My biggest complaint about the book however is the fact that Westaby just isn t a writer and has little concept of grammatical conventions Every other sentence was a fragment and it just became exhausting to read Many reviews complain about the arrogance of the author and truth be told I didn t mind that Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya part I actually want a surgeon to be a little arrogant about his abilities but on the flip side I want an author to be aware of basic conventions of writing

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An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked onGrim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon’s shoulder A slip of the hand and life ebbs awayThe balance between life and death is so delicate and the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two In the operating room there is no time for doubt It is flesh blood rib retractors and pumping the vital. Death and surgeons determined walk away from the table is a truly a sight to see In this case it s British Cardiac Surgeon Stephen Westaby Reading Open Heart A Cardiac Surgeon s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table takes us to the discovery of a little baby with a congenital hole in its heart and how nascentes morimur applies Repair is cardinal in the life of this surgeon Within we witness rehabilitation of a mitral valve a donor heart transplantation and the excavation of a heart tumor Westaby is confounded with the politics of medicine and how the NHS recommends that rates for success and failure be published for the world to see The crimson fountain hit the operating lights sprayed the surgeons soaked the green drapes Someone murmured Oh sh I was good with my hands an understatement The battle was lostYet I knew about life and death Stephen Westaby MD Masterfully written and when Open Heart is recited it rolls off the tongue like prose in its melliferous rhythm told by one of the world s leading heart surgeons If you happen to favor Atul Gawande s Being Mortal or legendary Henry Marsh s Do No Harm you have found the right read on the same level with added gore and blut pooling Open Heart A Cardiac Surgeon s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table cautions us and is not a clean prim or proper journey detailing 11000 surgeries Stabbings life and death battles and even the surgeon s hand now disfigured tell of hazards commonplace to surgery Medical students must read Buy and cry

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Organ with your bare hand to sueeze the life back into it An off day can have dire conseuences – this job has a steep learning curve and the cost is measured in human life Cardiac surgery is not for the faint of heartProfessor Stephen Westaby took chances and pushed the boundaries of heart surgery He saved hundreds of lives over the course of a thirty five year career and now in his astounding memoir Westaby details some of his most. A brilliant thought provoking memoir chronicling renowned heart surgeon Westaby as he details his life and career Starting from humble beginnings the author challenges the perception that only public schoolboys get to be surgeons I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hospital predominately featured in this book was my very own local one and where I began my own career as a registered nurse in 2012 Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting the author personally his accounts of our hospital life ring true from the demands placed on the dedicated staff to the bureaucratic issues that underpin medical and nursing practice I was delighted to find the author repeatedly praised the skill and dedication of the nurses working alongside him something that I have sadly found to be lacking in other medical based memoirs Some of the stories are truly sorrowful others uplifting in the face of adversity But that is modern medicine The author teaches his readers a great detail about cardiology without too much overwhelming medical jargon Perfect for those interested in the fundamentals of cardiology

  • Hardcover
  • 349
  • Fragile Lives
  • Stephen Westaby
  • English
  • 21 June 2019
  • 9780008196769