By Deborah Daw Heffernan
This groundbreaking memoir was once first pointed out on Oprah Winfrey’s life-saving 2002 convey asserting heart problems as a number one reason for 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 center assault that ambushed her in a gradual yoga class—during the best of her existence and regardless of her impeccable future health history.
starting from high-stakes motion within the OR at Massachusetts basic health facility in Boston to quietly unfolding seasons on a lake in Maine, An Arrow throughout the Heart is a relocating and informative tale of what it takes to discover one’s personal route to precise therapeutic. finally, Heffernan combines allopathic and complementary medication to create a smart restoration approach for our occasions. 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 adventure. Weaving their tale with the lives of friends and family, Heffernan demonstrates how disorder may be transformative for all involved.
not just an empowering spouse for cardiac sufferers, this scientific vintage is a advisor to restoration from catastrophic swap of any sort. particularly, it's a robust testomony to the unforeseen pleasure that may come from major a lifetime of stated impermanence. Updates contain cardiovascular info 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 middle 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 college, and a contract author. For fourteen years she used to be vp of a number one Boston-based company training/consulting firm—until a near-fatal center assault replaced her lifestyles perpetually. She lives along with her husband, Jack, on a small lake in Maine.
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