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PUBLISHER: GeorgiaMae Publishing; First Edition
PUBLICATION DATE: January 4, 2017
ISBN 10: 0692817832
ISBN 13: 978-0692817834
Heart Stories is about patients and the great pioneers who revolutionized their care. These stories, based on real people and actual events, tell how my patients benefited from the creativity, passion, and tenacity of the great surgical and medical pioneers whose discoveries saved them and transformed their lives and the lives of their families.
In this book, you will learn how heart attack mortality was reduced six-fold, why coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac death are preventable, how cardiac surgery saved thousands of children and adults suffering from congenital and valvular heart disease, and why severe heart failure is now a treatable condition. You will also appreciate the vital role played by teachers, mentors, and academic institutions. The progress made during the last half of the 20th century and early 21st century occurred because doctors and scientists of many races, nationalities, and religions collaborated to reduce death and suffering caused by heart and vascular disease.

The book begins with my first day as a doctor in 1968 and ends in 2015. During these nearly five decades, one patient after another benefits from new ways to treat their heart disease. You will meet these patients and the men and women who cared for them or innovated new therapies that helped them live better lives.
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Great book by a great cardiologist
 I congratulate Dr. Hauser for producing a very readable and realistic remdition of the myriad advances in heart care he notes from his graduation from medical school in 1968 to his retirement in 2015. As an eminent cardiologist, he was in the forefront observing and participating in immense changes that provided life saving and life changing procedures for patients with heart issues.

He must have been an amazing doctor as this book provides immense detail about patients, their families, their doctors and their doctor's background and training. He obviously took great interest in his patients, their heart and medical problems, and the world around them. Using patients to illustrate the amazing procedures used to cure and help them, illustrates the life altering changes brought about by the relentless progress initiated by terrific doctors and researchers. He takes care to explain medical procedures and terms that are understandable to the lay person.

He even finds himself as a patient benefiting from the wondrous cardiac care progress!

I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed By: John R. Willcockson
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