Heart Matters : A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Heart Matters : A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Book Title: Heart Matters : A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Author: Katrina Firlik

Format: Paperback | 261 pages

Publication Date: 11 Jan 2011

ISBN-13: 9780767930277

THE STORY THAT INSPIRED HEARTBEAT, NOW ON NBC.

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 group--those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Heart Matters is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. In this powerful and moving memoir, Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day, while also maintaining balance at home. Heart Matters is also a wake-up call to all women about their number one killer - heart disease - and explains how to avoid becoming a victim. Magliato offers a vivid behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on in an operating room and the real-life drama that occurs there. She shows the passion and commitment between patient and doctor, revealing that, at the end of a long day, it's our hearts that matter most.