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

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

Label
Heart : an American medical odyssey
Title
Heart
Title remainder
an American medical odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, M.D., with Liz Cheney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, for the first time ever, Cheney, together with his longtime cardiologist Jonathan Reiner, MD, 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 Cheney 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 Cheney has benefited from nearly every medical and technological breakthrough along the way. At each juncture, when Cheney faced a new health challenge, the technology was one step ahead of his disease. In many ways, Cheney's story is the story of the evolution of modern cardiac care. Heart is the riveting, singular memoir of both doctor and patient, tracking their relationship as it unfolds over many years and crises. Like no US politician has before him, Cheney opens up about his health struggles, sharing harrowing, never-before-told 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 fascinating glimpse into his own education as a doctor. He masterfully chronicles the important discoveries, radical innovations, and cutting-edge science that have changed the face of medicine and saved countless lives. Powerfully braiding science with story and the personal with the political, Heart is a sweeping, inspiring, and ultimately optimistic book that will give hope to the millions of Americans affected by heart disease
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Richard B
Dewey number
  • 973.931092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.C43
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reiner, Jonathan
  • Cheney, Liz
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cheney, Richard B.
  • Reiner, Jonathan
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Myocardial infarction
Label
Heart : an American medical odyssey, Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, M.D., with Liz Cheney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476725390
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013030129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn854541764
  • (OCoLC)854541764
Label
Heart : an American medical odyssey, Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, M.D., with Liz Cheney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476725390
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013030129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn854541764
  • (OCoLC)854541764

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