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Fragile Lives

Product Number: D5197
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780008224813
Narrator(s): Gordon Griffin
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

The balance between life and death is so delicate; the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two. At the forefront of pioneering cardiac technology and having carried out 11,000 heart operations over his career, Professor Steve Westby has seen it all. This astounding memoir details some of his most remarkable cases, such as ‘the pulseless man,’ a woman who lived the nightmare of locked-in syndrome after surgery and a man whose life was powered by a battery for eight years.

Author(s): Stephen Westaby
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2017

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MP3 CD
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Author(s): Stephen Westaby
Narrator(s): Gordon Griffin
Product Number MPCD2300
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008224837
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Author(s): Stephen Westaby
Narrator(s): Gordon Griffin
Product Number CX3616
Released: 01 Apr, 2017
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008224806

Professional reviews

"Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the fast-paced and exhilarating world of heart surgery and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hand. Steve Westaby is a celebrated world-famous heart surgeon who is renowned for being the first surgeon in history to fit a patient with a new type of artificial heart. He won The Midlander of the Year Award (2002) and a Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement (2004)."

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