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The Angina Monologues: Stories of surgery for broken hearts

Samer Nashef

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Scribe Publications
04 June 2019
Medicine; Popular science; Human biology; Popular medicine & health; Fitness & diet
The Angina Monologues speeds from the transporting of a donor's heart up the motorway hard shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to bring advanced cardiac surgery to the Palestinian West Bank. Nashef tells heart-stopping stories of transplants, bypasses, coronary artery repair, and cardiac arrest. He also delivers humane advice about medical realities rarely observed- the futility of obsessing over diet, the necessity of calculating risks, the role of decision making, the resilience of doctor and patient alike, and the threadbare brilliance of the NHS.

Nashef is a magnificently warm and likeable doctor and writer; and he has the best imaginable bedside manner.
By:   Samer Nashef
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   316g
ISBN:   9781925713817
ISBN 10:   1925713814
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   04 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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