Heart Matters

Heart Matters

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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 groupa€”those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Healing Hearts is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patientsa€™ lives every day. In her memoir, we come to know many of those patients whose lives Dr. Magliato has touched: a baby born with a hole in her heart, a ninety-four-year-old woman with a lethal tear in her aorta, and a thirty-five-year-old movie producer who saves her own life by recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Along the way, Dr. Magliato sheds light on the too often unrecognized symptoms of a heart attack and cardiovascular diseasea€”the number one killer of women in Americaa€”and the specific measures that can be taken to prevent it. As we begin to see what it takes for Dr. Magliato to heal hearts day after day, we come to understand a more human side of the medical profession. Dr. Magliato celebrates with her patients when they overcome their disease and personally mourns when they die as a result of it. She understands deeply the pain and suffering that heart disease can wreak on patients as well as on their families. Healing Hearts is not only her story, it is also the story of everyone affected by heart diseasea€”roughly one in three Americans. Dr. Magliato acquaints us with the day-to-day realities of her life and work. We see her skillfully juggle a full and happy family life as the wife of a liver transplant surgeon (they have bedside tables cluttered with pagers and cell phones that ring throughout the night) and the mother of two young boys. We also see the toll that being a female pioneer can take, as well as the rewards of such demanding work. She, like many working women, is striving to have it all. Dr. Magliatoa€™s powerful and moving memoir demonstrates her passion and commitment to her family, her patients, and her profession and reveals that, at the end of a long day, ita€™s our hearts that matter most. Kathy E. Magliato, MD, is currently the director of womena€™s cardiac services at Saint Johna€™s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, where she is developing a womena€™s heart center to address the cardiac needs of female patients. She lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband and their two children.CPT, or current procedural terminology, codes were established by the American Medical Association. They describe medical, surgical, or diagnostic services, which communicate uniform information among doctors, hospitals, billing personnel, and most ... An ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, as it is known in podiatric medicine, has a CPT code of 11730, which stands for a€œremoval of nail plate.a€ Whenanbsp;...


Title:Heart Matters
Author: Kathy Magliato, M.D.
Publisher:Harmony - 2011-01-11
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