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Fragile lives: a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table

Fragile lives: a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table

Westaby, Stephen, author

The 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 organ with your bare hand to squeeze the life back into it. An off-day can have dire consequences - this job has a steep learning curve, and the cost is measured in human life. Cardiac surgery is not for the faint of heart. Professor 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 remarkable and poignant cases

Book. English.
Published London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Professor Stephen Westaby
ISBN: 0008196761, 9780008196769
Physical Description: xi, 340 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Westaby, Stephen Anecdotes.; Health and Fitness.; Heart Surgery Anecdotes.; Heart surgeons Anecdotes.; Health and Wellbeing.