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[PDF/EPUB] Fragile Lives By Stephen Westaby


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

10 thoughts on “Fragile Lives

  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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    “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 v

  4. says:

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

  5. says:

    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

  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 ha

  7. says:

    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 tim

  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 cardiac

  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 o

  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

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. 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 he didn t narrate it himself only because it is always interesting to me anyway to hear the writer s voice but not everyone is meant to be a narrator of audiobooks shrugs The narrator here was very good pleasant voice and I have a crush on his accent hahaAnywaysuick reviewInteresting factor 5 starsWriting 25 stars at times 3 stars at othersThe cases presented here were fascinating engrossing interesting occasionally heartbreaking and also suspenseful I occasionally coughfairlyoftencough sped up the narration to finish a tale or two or three before heading into work Seeing what went on during the operations made me appreciate this profession and the ones who put their patients first The bureaucracypolitics of the medical system baffled me on than one occasion I shared Westaby s frustrations with it all and wanted to shake these people till common sense popped in their heads As my one friend said before This is why some people are frustrated with andor hate the Health professionThe narrator brings everything to life wonderfully with writing that isn t top notch Not bad just awkward and clunky at times it didn t deter me from going on with the book though Everything discussed in here than made up for it me in this case I admire him for taking the chances he did not many would and like he said as well some or most of these operations may not have happened today The risks he and everyone took may not have gone over as well eitherWould recommend

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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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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. 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 time Spanning many years and many innovations Fragile Hearts puts life into huge perspective just how much we rely on the heart to function well was something I had little understanding of now I am literally going to be thankful for every beat Doctors are the unsung heroes sometimes this is the second medical memoir I ve read the brilliant Do No Harm from Henry Marsh being the other which does for the brain what Dr Westaby does for the heart here and I can also highly recommend and it is a fascinating world that we both see and don t seeI m inclined to read like this I was utterly enthralled first page to lastGive it a go