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FRAGILE LIVES

Synopsis

The balance between life and death is so delicate; the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two. At the forefront of pioneering cardiac technology, Professor Steve Westby has seen it all. This astounding memoir details some of his most remarkable cases, such as ‘the pulseless man,’ a woman who lived the nightmare of locked-in syndrome after surgery and a man whose life was powered by a battery for eight years.