Walk on Water

Walk on Water

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Described by one surgeon as a€œsoul-crushing, diamond-making stress, a€ surgery on congenital heart defects is arguably the most difficult of all surgical specialties. Drawing back the hospital curtain for a unique and captivating look at the extraordinary skill and dangerous politics of critical surgery in a pediatric heart center, Michael Ruhlman focuses on the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where a team of medical specialistsa€”led by idiosyncratic virtuoso Dr. Roger Meea€”work on the edge of disaster on a daily basis. Walk on Water offers a rare and dramatic glimpse into a world where the health of innocent children and the hopes of white-knuckled families rest in the hands of all-too-human doctors.This is her first morning in room 1 of the Cleveland Clinica#39;s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and her four-month-old son, Drew, is in ... Angie is a twenty-five-year- old mom with blond hair and bright-blue eyes; shea#39;s pretty but visibly exhausted and afraid for Drew, her first child. ... an intramural coronarya€”the big risk factora€” and the complex switch was completed with bad results: the repair had the unintendedanbsp;...

Title:Walk on Water
Author:Michael Ruhlman
Publisher:Penguin - 2004-03-30


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