Heart

Heart

A History

by Sandeep Jauhar

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/08/2019

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The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul – the heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It's so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can even suffer such distress from emotional trauma as to physically change shape.

Practising cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar beautifully weaves his own experiences with the defining discoveries of the past to tell the story of our most vital organ. We see Daniel Hale Williams perform the first open-heart surgery and Wilson Greatbatch invent the pacemaker – by accident. Amid gripping scenes from the operating theatre, Jauhar tells the moving tale of his family's own history of heart problems and, looking to the future, he outlines why the way we choose to live will be more important than any device we invent.

ISBN:
9781786075734
9781786075734
Category:
Doctor/patient relationship
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-08-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x20mm
Sandeep Jauhar

Sandeep Jauhar is director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of two medical memoirs and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their son and daughter.

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