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I ve read many books for laypeople regarding the topic of heart transplantation and the uest topic of heart transplantation and the uest the artificial heart involving the surgeons in Houston but this BOOK TOOK DECADES OF DETAILS AND MADE IT AN took decades of details and made it an yet enjoyable read I felt like I went along for the ride right along with them It s impossible to truly understand and appreciate the level of dedication and skill these pioneers maintained to the bitter end I plan to order copies for family members I guess this is simply one doctor s ourney towards creating an artificial heart but it seemed like a promise of I read an excerpt from a Loved reading about the ourney of heart operations and devices ending with the total artificial heart invented by an Australian Most of the action in Ticker takes place in Houston Texas Artificial heart research began there in the 1960s The 60s were a tumultuous decade but it was also a can do time in American history and the public perception was that the artificial heart was destined to become another American success story Simultaneously Americans were making great accomplishments in outer space travel The national media wrote features about the leading heart surgeons and made them celebrities They were compared to NASA s first astronaut team Unfortunately the advances in artificial heart research proved to be modest at best Creating a viable mechanical heart pump to replace the real thing is multiple times difficult than getting a man to the lunar surfaceConsidering the technical subject matter Ticker is a visceral read The first half profiles the famous researchers DeBakey and Cooley They were super sized intellects with egos to match The earliest. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard If America could send a man to the moon shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart In  Ticker  Texas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows ust how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations  Part investigative No Way Home journalism part medical mystery Ticker is a dazzling story of modern innovation recounting 50 years of false starts abysmal failures and miraculous triumphs as experienced by one the world’s foremost heart surgeons OH “Bud” Frazier who has given his life to saving the un savable     Hisourney takes him from a small town in west Texas to one of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions The Texas Heart Institute from the halls of Congress to the animal laboratories where calves are fitted with new .

By Mimi Swartz · 4 review

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Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial HeartJects were all Texas based There is a lot of stuff going on beyond Texas and missing that presents a somewhat one sided perspective of the Texas and missing that presents a somewhat one sided perspective of the heart
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Reads like an novel Ms Swartz knows her stuff and all the players A sober look at mans attempt to enter the bionic age First there are many inaccuracies in this book I applaud her effort but she has not delivered She does not treat her subjects even handedly She fails to appreciate how success and achievement are the result of drive and determination taking rather cheap shots at Michael Debakey More concerning her writing lacks objectivity The writing style is like a novel which seems to have Texas sized exaggerations and outright confabulations Within the first 50 pages of the book she states that the first transplant was in 1969 it was 1967 Further for much of the information that her book contains which is not detailed she does not cite sources Having worked trained and practiced at the TMC she lacks the medical background and understanding to deride the very approach she feigns Hearts by Thomas Thompson is a much better book This is a really hack ob and of a biography of Bud who appears to be her close friend The Swartz factoids mentioned along with a raft of others in her book may seem at odds with history and memory to meShe has many many facts wrong and in many cases has lied about some of her sources Too bad Could have been a good book The author is from Huston and the book tends to make of the Texas importance in heart replacement Still a nice review of the work of surgeons in their attempts to find a solution to the failing heart Fair report on the DebakeyCooley todo. Vils of experimentation run amuck   Rich in supporting players Ticker introduces us to Bud’s brilliant colleagues in his uixotic uest to develop an artificial heart Billy Cohn the heart surgeon and inventor who devotes his spare time to the pursuit of magic and music; Daniel Timms the Brisbane biomedical engineer whose design of a lightweight pulseless heart with but a single moving part offers a new way forward  And as government money dries up the unlikeliest of backers Houston’s furniture king Mattress Mack     In a sweeping narrative of one man’s obsession Swartz raises some of the hardest uestions of the human condition What are the tradeoffs of medical progress What is the cost in suffering and resources of offering patients a few months or years of life Must science do harm to do good Ticker takes us on an unforgettable ourney into the power and mystery of the human hea. .
Artificial hearts are described as large and somewhat cumbersome the implantation of "Them In Animals And "in and bordered on the inhumane These chapters are intriguing and real page turnersA presence throughout Ticker is noted heart surgeon Dr OH Bud Frazier His first person accounts throughout the book are an invaluable oral history of artificial heart research from its very beginnings to the present day Frazier comes off as a well grounded person He s a brilliant scientist a workaholic and a bit of an eccentric He provided a comforting presence because frankly many of the patient s stories in Ticker are uite grimThe second half of the book takes place much closer to the present day and we learn that artificial heart R D has stalled somewhat due in part to restrictive government regulations on testing in human beings The story shifts to an uncelebrated engineer who lives half way around the globe He comes up with an ingenious idea for a pumping system and subseuently relocates to Houston He and his colleagues lobby a local celebrity entrepreneur and his wife to donate a large amount money for continuing research These later chapters are well written and researched but unfortunately the subjects and the subject matter is ust not as engrossing as what proceeded themTicker is solid history for lay readers with euals parts of humanity and science Enjoyed reading this book Well written and insightful to the layperson Amazing view into the livestimes of three great clinicians of our time DeBakey Cooley and FrazierWish I could have given it one star I felt it was too focused on the Texas Heart Institute understandable considering the author and the sub. Eart designs The roadblocks to success medical setbacks technological shortcomings government regulations are immense Still Bud and his associates persist finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of Places A Field Beside The Nile Irrigated A field beside the Nile irrigated an Archimedes screw A hardware store in Brisbane Australia A seedy bar on the wrong side of Houston   Until post WWII heart surgery did not exist Ticker provides a riveting history of the pioneers who gave their all to the courageous process of cutting into the only organ humans cannot live without Heart surgeons Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley whose feud dominated the dramatic beginnings of heart surgery Christian Barnaard who changed the world overnight by performing the first heart transplant Inventor Robert Jarvik whose artificial heart made patient Barney Clark a worldwide symbol of both the brilliant promise of technology and the devastating ,

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