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    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

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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 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” ap

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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 t

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    A brilliant thought provoking memoir chronicling renowned heart surgeon Westaby as he details his life and career Starting from humbl

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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 down to me telling me it was angina and he probably needed some tablets My Dad went to a routine check up at the hospital three weeks later where he had a Transesophageal Ec

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    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 disappointed

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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 odd

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    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

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    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

  10. says:

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

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Fragile Lives

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. 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 down to me telling me it was angina and he probably needed some tablets My Dad went to a routine check up at the hospital three weeks later where he had a Transesophageal Echocardiography and what he thought was going to be a swift outpatients in and out job lead to a weeks stay on the critical care unit and a further three on the recovery ward The consultant had found my Dad had an artery that was 96% blocked and would have been only a matter of time before he would have passed away He needed an urgent coronary bypass surgery operation which he had just five hours later at 12am midnight To be told that you may lose a parent and I didn t get to see him before he went in was ultimately distressing but I cannot comprehend just how my Dad felt at that moment Fourteen years later my Dad is coming up to 70 and have always been truly grateful to the amazing heart surgeons that ultimately saved himDr Westbury was obviously something of a marvel and was masterful in his work I think to do a profession such as that you need to be of a certain character and I know that I certainly couldn t do it Dr Westbury tells us of the many triumphs where his patients of all ages have gone on to live happy and fulfilling lives but also the tragedies where lives were lost way too soon There was much jargon in here and some of it went over my head but it made for interesting reading I did have an issue with Dr Westbury though as skilful as he may be is that is his overall attitude towards the female species was baffling He referred to a patient as blonde and pretty and another patient as stunningly beautiful and yet another female patient had apparently had her bum peeking out of the hospital gown because it wasn t done up properly Dr Westbury just reeked of misogyny and he seemed to be rather egotistical in his manner which didn t sit too kindly with me That said the book was interesting and it made me think about my Dad and what a lucky break he had in life

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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

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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. 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 vivid compassionate set of stories culled from a long career at the forefront of artificial heart technologyA working class lad from Scunthorpe who watched his grandfather die of heart failure he made his way up from hospital porter to world leading surgeon after training at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School Each of these case studies from a young African mother and her sick child whom he met while working in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s to a university student who collapses not far from his hospital in Oxford is told in impressive depthAlthough the surgery details are not for the sueamish I found them riveting Westaby conveys a keen sense of the adrenaline rush a surgeon gets while operating with the Grim Reaper looking on I am not a little envious of all that Westaby has achieved not just saving the occasional life despite his high mortality field as if that weren t enough but also pioneering various artificial heart solutions and a tracheal bypass tube that s named after himLike Marsh he tries not to get emotionally attached to his patients but often fails in this respect Surgeons are meant to be objective not human he shrugs But also like Marsh at his retirement he feels that NHS bureaucracy has tied his hands denying necessary funds and euipment Both authors come across as mavericks who don t play by the rules but save lives anywayA fascinating read for anyone who enjoys books on a medical themeA few favorite lines We were adrenaline junkies living on a continuous high craving action From bleeding patients to cardiac arrests From theatre to intensive care From pub to party What ifs are no good in cardiac surgery they simply don t help My complete nightmare scenario body better brain buggered

  • Hardcover
  • 349
  • Fragile Lives
  • Stephen Westaby
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 9780008196769