Healing Hearts by Kathy Magliato M.D.
A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

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In her amazing memoir, Magliato belies the myth of surgeons as distant, cocky, robotic—and male...Look for sobering statistics on women and heart disease, and an inspiring example of living and loving life to the fullest.
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An inspiring, surprising, sometimes shocking, and ultimately deeply informative memoir of the high-stakes, high-pressured life of a female heart surgeon
 
 Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group—those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Heart Matters is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. In this powerful and moving memoir, which inspired the NBC series Heart Beat, Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day, while also maintaining balance at home. Heart Matters is also a wake-up call to all women about their number one killer - heart disease - and explains how to avoid becoming a victim.

Magliato offers a vivid behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on in an operating room and the real-life drama that occurs there. She shows the passion and commitment between patient and doctor, revealing that, at the end of a long day, it's our hearts that matter most.

 

About Kathy Magliato M.D.

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Kathy E. Magliato, MD, is currently the director of women’s cardiac services at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, where she is developing a women’s heart center to address the cardiac needs of female patients. She lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband and their two children.
 
Published January 11, 2011 by Harmony. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 20 2010

Magliato is a courageous, successful doctor with admirable goals and an impressive résumé. Though her writing could use some polish, her story is inspiring.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Aug 06 2016

In her amazing memoir, Magliato belies the myth of surgeons as distant, cocky, robotic—and male...Look for sobering statistics on women and heart disease, and an inspiring example of living and loving life to the fullest.

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The Pacific Northwest Inlander

Good
Reviewed by Michael Bowen on Feb 11 2010

Death surrounds us, but life persists. With that same kind of stubbornness, Kathy Magliato tries to keep hearts beating. In her memoir, she succeeds.

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