Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

by Kathy Magliato
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Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon by Kathy Magliato

THE STORY THAT INSPIRED HEARTBEAT, NOW ON NBC.

An inspiring, surprising, sometimes shocking, and ultimately deeply informative memoir of the high-stakes, high-pressured life of a female heart surgeon.
 
 Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group—those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Heart Matters is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. In this powerful and moving memoir, Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day, while also maintaining balance at home. Heart Matters is also a wake-up call to all women about their number one killer - heart disease - and explains how to avoid becoming a victim.

Magliato offers a vivid behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on in an operating room and the real-life drama that occurs there. She shows the passion and commitment between patient and doctor, revealing that, at the end of a long day, it's our hearts that matter most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767930277
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 472,641
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Kathy E. Magliato, MD, is currently the director of women’s cardiac services at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. She lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband and their two children.

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Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Stephanie Martin More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2 days. I couldn't put it down. Not only was the personal story interesting, but the educatonal aspect was very eye opening. I am a Registered Nurse and was not aware of the statistics concerning women and heart disease. I wish there were more women in this profession. We need some allies to turn things around concerning awareness.
84fxstc More than 1 year ago
She is not only an amazing women she is also a great doctor, I learned more about Congestive Heart Failure. I did not realize how much can go wrong with that part of the body.
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