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Heart : an American medical odyssey / Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, M.D., with Liz Cheney.

Cheney, Richard B. (Author).
Book Book (2013.)
Description: vii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scribner, 2013.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781476725390 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 147672539X (hardcover) :
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index.
Contents: A prime candidate -- Echoes of Ike -- Into the heart -- Cura personalis -- A tale of two drugs -- Bypass -- Post-op -- Fitness to serve -- Recount -- White House calls -- Treating the Vice President -- Slippery slope -- Downhill -- Transplant -- Days of grace.
Summary: For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world's most prominent heart patients. Now he, together with his longtime cardiologist shares the very personal story of his courageous thirty-five-year battle with heart disease, from his first heart attack in 1978 to the heart transplant he received in 2012. In 1978, when he suffered his first heart attack, he received essentially the same treatment as President Eisenhower had in 1955. Since then, cardiac medicine has evolved in extraordinary ways, and he has benefited from nearly every medical and technological breakthrough along the way. At each juncture, when he faced a new health challenge, the technology was one step ahead of his disease. In many ways, his story is the story of the evolution of modern cardiac care. This memoir of both doctor and patient, tracks their relationship as it unfolds over many years and crises. Cheney opens up about his health struggles, sharing harrowing stories about the challenges he faced during a perilous time in our nation's history. Dr. Reiner provides his perspective on Cheney's case and also gives readers a glimpse into his own education as a doctor. He chronicles the important discoveries, radical innovations, and cutting-edge science that have changed the face of medicine and saved countless lives. Braiding science with story and the personal with the political, this is a book that will give hope to the millions of Americans affected by heart disease. -- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Reiner, Jonathan. (Added Author). Cheney, Liz, 1966- (Added Author).


Cheney, Richard B. "Heart : an American medical odyssey." New York, N.Y. : Scribner, 2013.

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