David S. Jones - Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care
Published: 2012-12-26 | ISBN: 1421408015, 1421415755 | EPUB + MOBI | 336 pages | 7 MB
Still the leading cause of death worldwide, heart disease challenges researchers, clinicians, & patients alike. Each day, thous&s of patients & their doctors make decisions about coronary angioplasty & bypass surgery. In Broken Hearts David S. Jones sheds light on the nature & quality of those decisions. He describes the debates over what causes heart attacks & the efforts to underst& such unforeseen complications of cardiac surgery as depression, mental fog, & stroke.
Why do doctors & patients overestimate the effectiveness & 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 & cardiac surgery in the United States & probes the ambiguities & inconsistencies in medical decision making. Based on extensive reviews of medical literature & archives, this historical perspective on medical decision making & risk highlights personal, professional, & community outcomes.