By Deborah Daw Heffernan
This groundbreaking memoir used to be first pointed out on Oprah Winfrey’s life-saving 2002 exhibit saying heart problems as a number one reason behind loss of life among young women. That tragic truth remains to be actual. With either intensity and humor, Deborah Daw Heffernan recounts her first 12 months of restoration from the large middle assault that ambushed her in a gradual yoga class—during the major of her lifestyles and regardless of her impeccable wellbeing and fitness history.
starting from high-stakes motion within the OR at Massachusetts common medical institution in Boston to quietly unfolding seasons on a lake in Maine, An Arrow during the Heart is a relocating and informative tale of what it takes to discover one’s personal route to actual therapeutic. finally, Heffernan combines allopathic and complementary drugs to create a smart restoration technique for our instances. She touchingly describes her husband’s devotion and the toll that her heart problems takes on him, in addition to how he, too, grew from the event. Weaving their tale with the lives of friends and family, Heffernan demonstrates how disorder could be transformative for all involved.
not just an empowering significant other for cardiac sufferers, this clinical vintage is a advisor to restoration from catastrophic switch of any sort. notably, it's a strong testomony to the unforeseen pleasure which can come from major a lifetime of said impermanence. Updates comprise cardiovascular facts for today’s reader, hyperlinks to the author’s site and different assets, a brand new part on SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection), and— spoiler alert—a center transplant in 2006. All author’s proceeds are donated to cardiac causes.
Deborah Daw Heffernan is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Universities. She has labored as a instructor in Switzerland, an affiliate dean at Boston collage, and a contract author. For fourteen years she was once vp of a number one Boston-based company training/consulting firm—until a near-fatal middle assault replaced her lifestyles endlessly. She lives together with her husband, Jack, on a small lake in Maine.
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An Arrow Through the Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love, and Surviving a Near-Fatal Heart Attack by Deborah Daw Heffernan