Harvesting the Heart

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894716X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Picoult has an uncanny knack of dreaming up moral dilemmas that you cannot ignore: you must know the resolution' Sunday Express Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home for art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past, and running away is in her blood. Emotionally exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, she knows that this time, if she runs, she must leave behind her newborn child - but could it be possible Paige's baby would be better off without her? Exploring motherhood, absence and the legacy it leaves, this is an unputdownable story from bestselling Jodi Picoult. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

Und dennoch ist es Liebe

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838719417

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Als Page den Medizinstudenten Nicholas kennenlernt, ist es die ganz große Liebe. Die junge Frau fühlt sich endlich angenommen und die Beziehung zu Nicholas gibt Page die nötige Geborgenheit. Ihre Mutter hatte sie im Alter von fünf Jahren verlassen, was eine tiefe Verletzung hinterließ. Die Geburt ihres Sohnes weckt in Page jedoch die alten Ängste: Kann sie überhaupt eine gute Mutter sein? Sie fühlt sich gezwungen, ihre eigenen Wünsche komplett zurückzustellen. Emotional und physisch völlig erschöpft und unfähig, sich ihrem Mann mitzuteilen, verlässt sie schließlich ihn und das Baby, um nach ihrer Mutter zu suchen, in der Hoffnung, bei ihr die Antworten auf ihr Leben zu finden...

Overview of Cardiac Surgery for the Cardiologist

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Author: Richard T. Lee,Pamela S. Peigh,Thomas H. Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461242924

Category: Medical

Page: 162

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The motivation for this book was the recognition by two of us (RL and TL) that, despite our training as cardiologists, we had a limited understand ing of many aspects of the surgical management of our patients. Conversa tions with other cardiologists at our own institution and at other medical centers around the country convinced us that many of our colleagues shared our uncertainty about the details of surgical procedures and the factors that determine decisions in the perioperative period. As surgical techniques continue to evolve, this knowledge gap can become only more severe. We therefore compiled information about cardiac surgery that might be useful for cardiologists and other nonsurgeons. We asked cardiologists what questions they would like to ask their surgical colleagues and provided these questions to the authors of the chapters. Thus, the goal of these chapters is to help nonsurgeons answer their own questions about common cardiac procedures, and to help prepare these physicians to address the questions raised by their patients. In addition, we hope that insight into these issues will improve communication between surgeons and their col leagues-and, ultimately, lead to better patient care. Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi 1 Chapter 1. Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery JONATHAN B. MARK Chapter 2. Cardiopulmonary Bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 DANIEL FITZGERALD Chapter 3. Myocardial Protection in Cardiac Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 JEFFREY SELL Chapter 4. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 HENDRICK B. BARNER Chapter 5. Surgery for Left Ventricular Outflow Obstruction: Aortic Valve Replacement and Myomectomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Heart

An American Medical Odyssey

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Author: Dick Cheney,Jonathan Reiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476725411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Manual of Coronary Heart Diseases

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Author: Kanu Chatterjee,Mark Anderson,Donald Heistad,Richard E Kerber

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350906287

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the term that describes what happens when the heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries (NHS Choices). This book presents the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease. Beginning with discussion on the risk factors of CHD, emphasis is then placed on the importance of history and physical examination in the evaluation of a patient with chest pain. The following chapters examine the diagnosis and management of different variants of CHD, with a final section on surgical therapy. Written by internationally recognised specialists from the University of Iowa, this practical guide includes nearly 120 images and illustrations. Key points Practical guide to most recent advances in diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease (CHD) Emphasis on importance of history and physical examination in patient with chest pain Covers different variants of CHD Internationally recognised author team from University of Iowa

Picture Perfect

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147139

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama”(Booklist). To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

Beating Heart Bypass Surgery and Minimally Invasive Conduit Harvesting

Cardiosurgical Techniques, Anesthesia Management

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Author: V. Gulielmos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3798519293

Category: Medical

Page: 231

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In the early days of cardiac surgery, but also in the following four decades, median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass were nearly always included in cardiac surgical procedures. Less invasive surgical techniques were developed with the aim of reducing perioperative trauma without compromising the surgical result, and things became more complex for cardiac surgeons. They now often had to consider the surgical access of choice and whether cardiopulmonary bypass should be used or not. Since the mid 1990s, not only have several novel minimally invasive surgical techniques been presented, but also further refinements have been recommended from time to time. This work comes to fill a gap in the field of coronary artery bypass grafting and conduit harvesting in cardiac surgery, by gathering the mature version of such new, less invasive techniques combining safety, effectiveness, simplicity, sometimes even reducing procedural costs and that always for the patient’s and for the surgeon’s sake.

Cancer in Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment

Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 22–24 May 1995

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Author: J.-L. Touraine,J. Traeger,H. Bétuel,J.-M. Dubernard,J.P. Revillard,C. Dupuy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400901755

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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Malignancies are frequent complications in organ transplantation, mainly as the result of infection with certain viruses and of long-term immunosuppression. The epidemiology confirms that the increased incidence concerns certain cancers, especially HIV-related skin cancers and EBV-related lymphoproliferative malignancies. This book covers all currently available information on this important topic of the relationships between transplantation and malignancies: preexisting cancers, posttransplant cancers, their etiology and pathophysiology, their prevention and treatment. A significant part of the volume is devoted to prophylaxis, early detection and modern forms of therapy in posttransplant lymphomas. As a conclusion of all these new data, the theory of immunosurveillance deserves to be significantly modified.

Sydney Harbor Hospital: Evie's Bombshell

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Author: Amy Andrews

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460307569

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Welcome to the world of Sydney Harbor Hospital (or SHH… for short—because secrets never stay hidden for long!) Their relationship is hospital legend… Without uttering a word, Evie Lockheart knew it was over. And the only way she could ever say goodbye to Dr. Finn Kennedy was by allowing herself to surrender one more time to temptation. Because while their relationship was defined by their indescribable passion, admitting out loud that she felt more for the guarded surgeon was never an option. Then a bombshell rocks Evie to her very core. Mustering all her strength, she must tell the man whose delectable smile haunts her dreams that this time she will not let him walk away.

Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient E-Book

Expert Consult - Online and Print

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Author: Michael I. Lewis,Robert J. McKenna

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711073

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient, by Michael I. Lewis, MD and Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD, is a comprehensive pulmonary and thoracic reference that takes a practical approach to the diagnosis, workup and care of the thoracic surgery patient. It is geared towards pulmonary and critical care physicians and their trainees as well as all other specialties with whom thoracic surgeons consult and interact. It outlines the principles for understanding the underlying disease entities as well as the clinical implications and complications of surgery, and interprets key surgical concepts such as correlative and functional anatomy for non-surgeons. Contributions from today’s authorities...“at-a-glance detailed key information, as well as summary bullets...and a multidisciplinary perspective, combine to offer essential guidance for confident patient management. As an Expert Consult title it includes convenient online access to the complete contents of the book—fully searchable—along with video clips of thoracic procedures, patient information sheets, all of the images downloadable for your personal use, and references linked to Medline at www.expertconsult.com. Includes access to a companion website at expertconsult.com where you can search the complete contents of the book, watch video clips of thoracic procedures, print out patient information sheets, download all of the images, and review references linked to Medline...providing you with a powerful resource for convenient consultation anytime, anywhere. Features ‘real world’ illustrative cases presented in a brief, bulleted format that facilitates easy access to and retention of the material. Examines every aspect of diagnosis and management for pre-, peri-, and postoperative care for an all-encompassing reference to respond to unique surgical problems. Provides coverage of individual topics supplemented by a brief case-based presentation, where appropriate, that lend a real-life perspective to the material. Contains all of the “need-to-know facts for a complete, thorough consultation in diagnosis and treatment of patients who undergo thoracic surgery. Offers practical information that utilizes the experience of today’s leaders while based on evidence in the literature for coverage you can trust. Examines current clinical controversies, providing you with an arena for discussion of sensitive topics and guidance on preferred approaches when relevant. Presents pearls, pitfalls, key points, and other learning elements in each chapter, to help you locate summaries of essential information “at-a-glance. Features chapters written by specialists of various disciplines, to equip you with a balanced perspective on each condition.

Harvesting the Fruits

Basic Aspects of Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue

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Author: Walter Kasper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121307

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Second Vatican Council declared the restoration of unity among Christians to be one of its principal concerns. Division among the Churches scandalises the world and damages that most holy cause, the preaching of The Gospel to every creature. A key figure to have worked tirelessly at these aims is Cardinal Walter Kasper, one of the most experienced, authoritative, and respected members of the Vatican hierarchy. Here� Cardinal Kasper summarises the results of the Catholic Church's official dialogues with Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican and Methodist Churches over forty years, sets out a blueprint for 'consensus and convergence', and sets out a map for the way forward for ecumenism. From such a source, this document is therefore of crucial importance. The book focuses on the major issues in ecumenical dialogue - Jesus Christ, The Holy Trinity, Justification, The Church and The Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.� Cardinal Kasper explains the key issues at stake and offers signposts for the way forward so that the wish of Jesus may be fulfilled: That They May All� Be One.

The Heart of the Warrior

Origins and Religious Background of the Samurai System in Feudal Japan

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Author: Catharina Blomberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134240260

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Traces the development of the samurai, both in the way they regarded themselves and their role in society.

The Undead

Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

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Author: Dick Teresi

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307907112

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting. Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense of humor, manages to make this story entertaining, informative, and accessible as he shows how death determination has become more complicated than ever. Teresi introduces us to brain-death experts, hospice workers, undertakers, coma specialists and those who have recovered from coma, organ transplant surgeons and organ procurers, anesthesiologists who study pain in legally dead patients, doctors who have saved living patients from organ harvests, nurses who care for beating-heart cadavers, ICU doctors who feel subtly pressured to declare patients dead rather than save them, and many others. Much of what they have to say is shocking. Teresi also provides a brief history of how death has been determined from the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Incas through the twenty-first century. And he draws on the writings and theories of celebrated scientists, doctors, and researchers—Jacques-Bénigne Winslow, Sherwin Nuland, Harvey Cushing, and Lynn Margulis, among others—to reveal how theories about dying and death have changed. With The Undead, Teresi makes us think twice about how the medical community decides when someone is dead.

The Heart of Confederate Appalachia

Western North Carolina in the Civil War

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Author: John C. Inscoe,Gordon B. McKinney

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807855034

Category: History

Page: 384

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In the mountains of western North Carolina, the Civil War was fought on different terms than those found throughout most of the South. Though relatively minor strategically, incursions by both Confederate and Union troops disrupted life and threatened the

Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners E-Book

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Author: Myung K. Park

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294316

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Take advantage of the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances in pediatric cardiology. Every topic and chapter has been revised and updated to reflect the latest medical and surgical treatments for all congenital and acquired heart diseases. New surgical approaches, including hybrid procedures, have been updated. A special focus has been placed on noninvasive imaging techniques, normative blood pressure standards, suggested approaches to pediatric hypertension, detection and management of lipid abnormalities as recommended by the Expert Panel, pediatric arrhythmias (including long QT syndrome), and much more.

Und dennoch ist es Liebe

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838719417

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 8716

Als Page den Medizinstudenten Nicholas kennenlernt, ist es die ganz große Liebe. Die junge Frau fühlt sich endlich angenommen und die Beziehung zu Nicholas gibt Page die nötige Geborgenheit. Ihre Mutter hatte sie im Alter von fünf Jahren verlassen, was eine tiefe Verletzung hinterließ. Die Geburt ihres Sohnes weckt in Page jedoch die alten Ängste: Kann sie überhaupt eine gute Mutter sein? Sie fühlt sich gezwungen, ihre eigenen Wünsche komplett zurückzustellen. Emotional und physisch völlig erschöpft und unfähig, sich ihrem Mann mitzuteilen, verlässt sie schließlich ihn und das Baby, um nach ihrer Mutter zu suchen, in der Hoffnung, bei ihr die Antworten auf ihr Leben zu finden...

Understanding the Heart

The Art of Living in Happiness

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Author: Minh Niem

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467001430

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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The human heart is a source of love, but it is often also a source of pain and suffering, and cannot be effectively cured with medicine or by medical remedies (...) The best and most effective way to heal the pain and suffering is to understand our hearts and minds, and the hearts and minds of others. Understanding The Heart is a book that helps readers do just that: understand and heal the pain and suffering of our own hearts and minds and of those around us, so that everyone can live in happiness and with loving-kindness. With this book, I wish you much happiness so that you will never have to live with a broken or wounded heart. -Professor Tran Van Khe, Ph.D, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France; Corresponding Member of the European Academy of the Sciences, Letters and Arts

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.