The Resource Ticker : the quest to create an artificial heart, Mimi Swartz

Ticker : the quest to create an artificial heart, Mimi Swartz

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Ticker : the quest to create an artificial heart
Title
Ticker
Title remainder
the quest to create an artificial heart
Statement of responsibility
Mimi Swartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ticker, Texas Monthly executive editor and two-time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz takes readers behind the scenes of perhaps the greatest medical and technological quest of our time, as she follows pioneering heart surgeon O.H. "Bud" Frazier and his partner, Dr. Billy Cohn, in Frazier's lifelong effort to develop, perfect, and successfully implant an artificial heart in patients whose hearts are failing. In Ticker, renowned journalist Mimi Swartz takes readers on an incredible behind-the-scenes journey into a heart surgeon's epic quest to develop an artificial heart--a reliable, implantable device that would extend the lives of patients who have no other recourse. As director of cardiovascular surgery at the Texas Heart Institute, and arguably the foremost heart surgeon in the world, Bud Frazier's lifelong mission, since his stint in the war in Vietnam, has been to save lives by creating an artificial heart for those whose hearts are failing. There are 50,000 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant at any given time, with fewer than 2,500 transplants performed each year. Chronicling the evolution of cardiac medicine, from pioneering efforts in open heart surgery and bypass operations under Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley, to the advent of valve replacement and heart transplants, and protégé Bud Frazier's introduction of the Left Ventricle Assist Device (or LVAD) that Vice President Cheney used for a decade before his successful heart transplant, Swartz follows Frazier and his partner Billy Cohn as they feverishly design, develop, and test new heart designs"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swartz, Mimi
Dewey number
617.4/120592
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frazier, O. Howard
  • Cohn, Billy
  • Heart, Artificial
  • Surgeons
  • Heart
  • Heart, Artificial
  • Heart
  • Surgeons
  • United States
Label
Ticker : the quest to create an artificial heart, Mimi Swartz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The tin man -- The wizard, 2015 -- How hard could it be? -- The making of a surgeon -- A tour of hell -- The war at home -- The purloined heart -- Experiments -- Barney who? -- The prisoner -- The wilderness -- Synchronicity -- The king of distraction -- Heartmates -- The Australian guy -- Matilda -- The occupation -- The power source -- The dream of eternal life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804138000
Lccn
2017058910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019842417
  • 1690064
  • (OCoLC)on1019842417
  • 1690064
Label
Ticker : the quest to create an artificial heart, Mimi Swartz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The tin man -- The wizard, 2015 -- How hard could it be? -- The making of a surgeon -- A tour of hell -- The war at home -- The purloined heart -- Experiments -- Barney who? -- The prisoner -- The wilderness -- Synchronicity -- The king of distraction -- Heartmates -- The Australian guy -- Matilda -- The occupation -- The power source -- The dream of eternal life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804138000
Lccn
2017058910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019842417
  • 1690064
  • (OCoLC)on1019842417
  • 1690064

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