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Healing Hearts - A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

Kathy E. Magliato, MD

Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of fewer than a dozen female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group-those surgeons who perform heart transplants. Healing Hearts is the story of the making of a surgeon who also calls herself 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 patients' 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 heart failure, 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 rarely recognized symptoms of heart attack and cardiovascular disease-the number-one killer of women in America-and the specific measures that can be taken to prevent it. By taking us deep into her life and those of her patients, Dr. Magliato acquaints us with the day-to-day realities of her life and work. We see her frantically juggle a full and happy family life as the wife of a liver transplant surgeon (they each have bedside tables cluttered with pagers and cell-phones) 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. Dr. Magliato's powerful and moving memoir demonstrates her love, passion, and commitment toward both her work and her family and reveals that, at the end of a long day, it's the heart that matters most.

Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of fewer than a dozen female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group-those surgeons who perform heart transplants. Healing Hearts is the story of the making of a surgeon who also calls herself 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 patients' 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 heart failure, 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 rarely recognized symptoms of heart attack and cardiovascular disease-the number-one killer of women in America-and the specific measures that can be taken to prevent it. By taking us deep into her life and those of her patients, Dr. Magliato acquaints us with the day-to-day realities of her life and work. We see her frantically juggle a full and happy family life as the wife of a liver transplant surgeon (they each have bedside tables cluttered with pagers and cell-phones) 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. Dr. Magliato's powerful and moving memoir demonstrates her love, passion, and commitment toward both her work and her family and reveals that, at the end of a long day, it's the heart that matters most.
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Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of fewer than a dozen female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group-those surgeons who perform heart transplants. Healing Hearts is the story of the making of a surgeon who also calls herself 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 patients' 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 heart failure, 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 rarely recognized symptoms of heart attack and cardiovascular disease-the number-one killer of women in America-and the specific measures that can be taken to prevent it. By taking us deep into her life and those of her patients, Dr. Magliato acquaints us with the day-to-day realities of her life and work. We see her frantically juggle a full and happy family life as the wife of a liver transplant surgeon (they each have bedside tables cluttered with pagers and cell-phones) 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. Dr. Magliato's powerful and moving memoir demonstrates her love, passion, and commitment toward both her work and her family and reveals that, at the end of a long day, it's the heart that matters most.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

8h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:26