By Deborah Daw Heffernan
This groundbreaking memoir used to be first pointed out on Oprah Winfrey’s life-saving 2002 convey saying heart problems as a number one reason for dying among young women. That tragic truth remains to be real. With either intensity and humor, Deborah Daw Heffernan recounts her first yr of restoration from the large middle assault that ambushed her in a steady yoga class—during the best of her lifestyles and regardless of her impeccable overall healthiness history.
starting from high-stakes motion within the OR at Massachusetts common health facility in Boston to quietly unfolding seasons on a lake in Maine, An Arrow in the course of the Heart is a relocating and informative tale of what it takes to discover one’s personal route to actual therapeutic. eventually, 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 event. Weaving their tale with the lives of friends and family, Heffernan demonstrates how affliction might be transformative for all involved.
not just an empowering significant other for cardiac sufferers, this scientific vintage is a consultant to restoration from catastrophic switch of any variety. primarily, it's a robust testomony to the unforeseen pleasure which could come from major a lifetime of said 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 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 vice chairman of a number one Boston-based company training/consulting firm—until a near-fatal center assault replaced her lifestyles perpetually. 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