The Heart Healers

The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives

Author: James Forrester, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466862556

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the x-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944 - D-Day - another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term "cardiac surgeon" born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs - the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by "The Heart Healers".

Fire in the Heart

Healers, Sages, and Mystics

Author: Kyriacos C. Markides

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Discusses the teachings of Daskalos and Kostas, two Greek Cypriot healers who use out-of-body travel to heal people in this and other dimensions

Journey Into the Heart

A Tale of Pioneering Doctors and Their Race to Transform Cardiovascular Medicine

Author: David Monagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592402656

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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The twentieth-century journey to understand the human heart was a saga on a par with the race to the moon. Physicians have evolved from fearing to even touch a living human heart to rebuilding and transplanting hearts. Today heart attacks can often be sto

The Heart Healer

God's Response to Personal Prayer in a Hurting World

Author: Cyndy Bartelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946730008

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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HOPE. It flickers in the hearts of hurting people everywhere who ask: Can I break from my painful past? Why am I so anxious all the time? Is my pain too deep to be reached? Will I ever wake up to different tomorrows? Whether we face heartache every day, or we've locked away our wounding memories, our experiences shape our thoughts, our motivations, our actions, and our health. The Heart Healer knows exactly where these places of pain are, and He is ready to act on our behalf. Prepare to be astounded by His availability to you and His readiness to show you the path to peace. True stories shared in this book will show you how a simple prayer can bring profound results in your life and the lives of others.

The Heart Speaks

A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

Author: Mimi Guarneri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743273125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

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An evaluation of the multi-faceted role of the heart considers its representation of human emotions and spirituality as well as its essential role in the perpetuation of life, drawing on recent studies to reveal that the human heart has its own intelligence and memory and operates independently from the brain. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Matter of the Heart

A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250117178

Category: History

Page: 368

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An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations. For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. The following decades saw the mysteries of the heart exposed, thanks to pioneering surgeons, brave patients and even sacrificial dogs. In eleven landmark operations, Thomas Morris tells us stories of triumph, reckless bravery, swaggering arrogance, jealousy and rivalry, and incredible ingenuity: the trail-blazing ‘blue baby’ procedure that transformed wheezing infants into pink, healthy children; the first human heart transplant, which made headline news around the globe. And yet the heart still feels sacred: just before the operation to fit one of the first artificial hearts, the patient’s wife asked the surgeon if he would still be able to love her. The Matter of the Heart gives us a view over the surgeon’s shoulder, showing us the heart’s inner workings and failings. It describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved millions of lives.

Broken Hearts

Author: David S. Jones

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408023

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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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 complications of cardiac surgery as depression, mental fog, and stroke. Why do doctors and patients overestimate the effectiveness and underestimate the dangers of medical interventions, especially when doing so may lead to the overuse of medical therapies? To answer this question, Jones explores the history of cardiology and cardiac surgery in the United States and probes the ambiguities and inconsistencies in medical decision making. Based on extensive reviews of medical literature and archives, this historical perspective on medical decision making and risk highlights personal, professional, and community outcomes. -- Stephen Goddard

America Is Not the Heart

A Novel

Author: Elaine Castillo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735222436

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"A saga rich with origin myths, national and personal . . . Castillo is part of a younger generation of American writers instilling literature with a layered sense of identity." --Vogue How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America--haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents--she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter--the first American-born daughter in the family--can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. An increasingly relevant story told with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family ritual, America Is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another.

Healer of the Heart

Author: Linda Mooney

Publisher: Linda Mooney

ISBN: 194132133X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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On an alternate world, a woman with extraordinary healing powers, and a man who would be the next ruler of his country, are thrown together to save their lands from warring nations and to solve the mystery of two brutal deaths within their fortress, despite the danger to their own lives. Through it all, they find a love that defies all odds, and become the symbol of hope for the future of their world.

The Heart of Remarriage (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Gary Smalley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459607090

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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The Heart of Remarriage takes a unique approach to success in remarriage by going straight to the heart, helping couples heal from the inside out rather than offering surface suggestions. Learn how to create emotional security for every family member. Offers practical ideas for connecting at the heart level with your spouse, children and stepchildren.

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery

Author: Rob Dunn

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316225800

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most.

Healer's Heart

40 Stories of the Heart and Art of Medicine

Author: Pamela Camosy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692943281

Category:

Page: 246

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Healer's Heart is a tribute to the healing power that lies within all of us, physicians and non-physicians alike. Through my experiences while becoming a physician, to the joys and heartaches and even the seemingly ordinary moments with my patients over four decades, my book reminds the reader of the consummate value of caring for one another.

Women Healers of the World

The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

Author: Holly Bellebuono

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632201941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 429

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A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular. The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, and ethnobotany. Now, this intimate and inspiring book opens up the world of herbal medicine to those interested in learning about the history of these techniques and approaches. Women Healers of the World shares with readers an extraordinary variety of healing plants from around the world that have inspired today’s “alternative” medicine, as well as the stories, challenges, and triumphs of remarkable women healers from past and present—all of whom promote the use of medicinal herbs. Through this book, herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono aims to educate readers about sixteen plant-based world healing traditions and thirty women who have practiced them. Bellebuono also explores the geography, history, and medical heritage of twenty countries where these traditions originated. With thorough knowledge of the uses and effects of these healing traditions, readers can then move on to featured recipes for herbal remedies they can make in their home kitchens. Following Bellebuono’s instructions, readers will produce remedies such as soothing lip balms, wound pastes, face masks, arthritis oils, relaxing bath salts, and revitalizing teas.

Who Is Mary Sue?

Author: Sophie Collins

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571346626

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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In the language of fan fiction, a 'Mary Sue' is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for its perceived narcissism. Such is the setting for this brilliant and important debut by Sophie Collins. In a series of verse and prose collages, Who Is Mary Sue? exposes the presumptive politics behind writing and readership: the idea that men invent while women reflect; that a man writes of the world outside while a woman will turn to the interior. Part poetry and part reportage, at once playful and sincere, these fictive-factive miniatures deploy original writing and extant quotation in a mode of pure invention. In so doing, they lift up and lay down a revealing sequence of masks and mirrors that disturb the reflection of authority. A work of captivation and correction, this is a book that will resonate with anyone concerned with identity, shame, gender, trauma, composition and culture: everyone, in other words, who wishes to live openly and think fearlessly in the modern world. Who Is Mary Sue? is a work for our times and a question for our age: it is a handbook for all those willing to reimagine prescriptive notions of identity and selfhood.

Ancient Medicine

Author: Vivian Nutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415520940

Category: History

Page: 488

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The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.

Crystal Healing for the Heart

Gemstone Therapy for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being

Author: Nicholas Pearson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162055657X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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A gemstone-supported healing journey guided by your heart • Offers hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone • Explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism • Shows how your heart is itself a sensory organ and coordinator of your energy field • Explains how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, cultivate forgiveness, and nurture romantic relationships in a meaningful way The word heart can be used in so many different ways. We talk about putting our hearts into our work and wearing our hearts on our sleeves. There are people who are warmhearted and those willing to heal your heartache. Each of us has likely known the pangs of conflict between the head and heart. For all the trials and pains of daily living, many people are taught to distance themselves from their hearts in order to avoid folly and failure. The truth is that only in embracing the language of the heart can we truly know who we are and where we are going. Focusing on the role of crystals in the journey to wholeheartedness, Nicholas Pearson reveals how the heart, as the literal and metaphorical center of one’s being, has the power to lead us to greater balance, healing, and happiness. He explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism and shows how its four chambers are related to the four elements. Offering hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone, the author explains how to build a better relationship with the heart as your spiritual center as well as how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, and cultivate forgiveness. He shows how your heart is the coordinator of your energy field and is itself a sensory organ and information processor, working to enact healing on many levels. He also looks at the heart chakra and how the higher heart chakra is evolving. Providing stone-supported lessons for applying a heart-centered approach in daily life, from expressing yourself to nurturing romantic relationships in a meaningful way, the author shows how the journey to wholeness and wholeheartedness isn’t always easy, but it cannot be undertaken without first spending time to hear the soft, gentle voice of your heart and embrace the transformational force of inner alchemy known as love.

Heart Led Living

When Hard Work Becomes Heart Work

Author: Sue Dumais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995813007

Category:

Page: N.A

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This heartfelt book will empower you to heal the burdens of your past, embrace the truth that life's challenges are designed to awaken your soul, and embrace a new perspective that whatever you go through you grow through. Sue Dumais shares her courageous story of self-discovery and personal transformation. After years of searching for meaning in her life, Sue had a spiritual awakening and realized her life's purpose. With deep clarity in knowing that she had found her calling, Sue made a conscious choice to embrace her gift as an intuitive healer. Today she inspires audiences all around the world to realize the truth that their life matters! Filled with transformative stories, insights, and tools, Heart Led Living will inspire you to trust your intuition, lead with your heart, and discover your YES! for life!

A Match to the Heart

One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning

Author: Gretel Ehrlich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary journey back to the land of the living. With the help of an extraordinary cardiologist and the companionship of her beloved dog Sam, she avidly explores the natural and spiritual world to make sense of what happened to her. We follow as she combs every inch of her new home on the California coast, attends a convention of lightning-strike victims, and goes on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her focus inward, exploring the tiny but equally fascinating ecosystem of the human heart, and culminated in a stunningly beautiful description of open-heart surgery.

Plague of the Dead

Author: Z. A. Recht,Bowie Ibarra,Travis Adkins

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 0978970705

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind as ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate? Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened General surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility--all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army Colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information out to the public... The Morningstar Saga has begun.

Abba's Child

The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Author: Brennan Manning

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631463969

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Is an impostor robbing you of God’s love? We’ve bought into the lie that we are worthy of God’s love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world—and to God. We hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith. All this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. He longs for us to know in the depth of our beings that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God’s child—Abba’s child—and experience His pure pleasure in who we are. Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life.