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Hardback:Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.:2017 Hardback Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.
Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.
Author: Westaby, Stephen,
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008196769 9780008196769 (hbk.) :
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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.
Westaby, Stephen Anecdotes.
Heart Surgery Anecdotes.
Heart surgeons Anecdotes.

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An incredibly inspiring memoir, wonderfully written by Dr Westaby, details a collection of various experiences he has dealt with during his long career of operating as a renowned cardiac surgeon. As a reader we learn that at a young age Westaby was inspired by the medical program, Your life in their hands, to go down the gruelling path of surgery. Throughout the book you learn about the ups and downs of his training and some of his most brutal and terrifying experiences as a physician. It provides an excellent insight into the hardships and miracles of cardiac surgery as both triumph and tragedy go hand in hand in this field. Highly recommended for anyone fascinated by the field of medicine and surgery!
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Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
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Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers,
Resource type: Physical
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Talking book - CD:Fragile lives:2017. Talking book - CD
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audiobooks,
Resource type: Physical
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