[PDF/EPUB] Fragile Lives ✓ Stephen Westaby



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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 str

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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 Cardi

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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

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

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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 Echocardiography and what he thought was going to be a swift outpatients in and out job lead to a weeks stay on the cri

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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

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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

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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 T

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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 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 bigge

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    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

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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 The Black Ice Score (Parker, understanding of now I am literally going to be thankful for every beat Doctors are the The Black Painting 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 Fire and Desire utterly enthralled first page to lastGive it a go

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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 Encounters with Rauschenberg 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 Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries 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

Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook é Stephen Westaby

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 Einsteins Generation 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 Electing Judges 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