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Broken hearts : the tangled history of cardiac care

Author: David S Jones
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
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"Still the leading cause of death worldwide, heart disease challenges researchers, clinicians, and patients alike. Each day, thousands of patients and their doctors make decisions about coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery. In Broken Hearts David S. Jones sheds light on the nature and quality of those decisions. He describes the debates over what causes heart attacks and the efforts to understand such unforeseen
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, David S. (David Shumway).
Broken hearts.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)827777804
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Jones
ISBN: 9781421408019 1421408015
OCLC Number: 793411735
Description: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The mysteries of heart attacks --
The case for plaque rupture --
The case against plaque rupture --
Learning by doing --
The plaque rupture consensus --
Rupture therapeutics --
Therapeutic ruptures --
Fear and unpredictability --
Surgical ambition and fear --
Suffering cerebrums --
Deliriogenic personalities --
The case of the missing complications --
Selective inattention --
The cerebral complications of coronary artery bypass surgery --
A taxonomy of inattention --
Competition's complications.
Responsibility: David S. Jones.

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Offers a historical perspective on medical decision making in the case of heart disease. The Chronicle Review For anyone who has had a heart attack or whose family member has had one, this book is Read more...

 
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