Description : Shy, reclusive Frankie and her best friend Lou obsess over Thomas G. Longley, as they reverently refer to him, for their entire first two years of medical school. So when he publicly humiliates her at the student bar she is devastated.Ten years later, Frankie has to work in the testosterone driven environment of Cardiology before she can start her palliative care training and, to her dismay, Tom is her boss. Thankfully the subject of her long-term crush doesn't seem to remember her and, given her ability to blend into the background, she's not really surprised. What does surprise her is how cruel he is. Sure he squished her self esteem like a bug at Uni, but the Tom she spent many a pointless lunch break or library session covertly watching seemed easy going and quick to smile; not an uptight, overly critical bully. Between passing out in theatre and being covered head to foot in the bloody vomit of 'Scary Glenda' (A&E's most frequent, frequent flyer), she can't wait to get through the six months. Although she's too timid to tell Tom to jog on when she is his only target, when it's her patients that he starts trampling she decides to grow a backbone, and Tom begins to see that she is not the cold, aloof woman he once thought. Unfortunately his past behaviour is not Tom's only obstacle to gaining Frankie's trust. You see, Frankie knows all about being pushed around. She's dealt with enough verbal and even physical abuse before to last a lifetime, and she's not going to be fooled into thinking that this ruthless alpha male has turned over a new leaf. Luckily for Frankie, Tom is used to getting what he wants. He's determined to make her see herself clearly for the first time in her life and he's just arrogant enough to believe that he can break through her defences. But Frankie has secrets, and a past that is not ready to let her go quite yet ...This book is a full-length contemporary romance / romantic comedy with its own HEA and no cliffhanger.Author BackgroundSusie Tate is a general practitioner now, but she's also spent years as a hospital doctor. Having worked with and treated some real characters in her time and been involved in some pretty bizarre and often hilarious situations, she wanted to use her experience to write what she hopes is a funny, at times heartbreaking story, with a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes in medicine. Warning - this is an adult contemporary romance and does contain some swearing. Susie would love to say that being foul-mouthed is completely out of character for her but...
Description : Abstract Aims Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is typically provoked by negative stressors such as grief, anger, or fear leading to the popular term ‘broken heart syndrome’. However, the role of positive emotions triggering TTS remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to analyse the prevalence and characteristics of patients with TTS following pleasant events, which are distinct from the stressful or undesirable episodes commonly triggering TTS. Methods and results Takotsubo syndrome patients with preceding pleasant events were compared to those with negative emotional triggers from the International Takotsubo Registry. Of 1750 TTS patients, we identified a total of 485 with a definite emotional trigger. Of these, 4.1% (n = 20) presented with pleasant preceding events and 95.9% (n = 465) with unequivocal negative emotional events associated with TTS. Interestingly, clinical presentation of patients with ‘happy heart syndrome’ was similar to those with the ‘broken heart syndrome’ including symptoms such as chest pain [89.5% (17/19) vs. 90.2% (412/457), P = 1.0]. Similarly, electrocardiographic parameters, laboratory findings, and 1-year outcome did not differ. However, in a post hoc analysis, a disproportionate higher prevalence of midventricular involvement was noted in ‘happy hearts’ compared with ‘broken hearts’ (35.0 vs. 16.3%, P = 0.030). Conclusion Our data illustrate that TTS can be triggered by not only negative but also positive life events. While patient characteristics were similar between groups, the midventricular TTS type was more prevalent among the ‘happy hearts’ than among the ‘broken hearts’. Presumably, despite their distinct nature, happy and sad life events may share similar final common emotional pathways, which can ultimately trigger TTS.
Description : The book provides medical evidence underlying our intuitive knowledge of heartache. It presents heartache as a legitimate illness we need to treat--just as we would any other illness involving physical pain. Documented medical stories and data illustrate how heartache acts upon the body to produce the profound changes specifically noted in what is commonly called the "broken heart syndrome." The book is a guide to help treat acute heartache proactively and to rehabilitate the patient's broken heart that has been surrendered to helplessness.
Description : When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women? Heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works. Stamp fell in the love with the heart as a child and continues to be fascinated by its workings and the whole-of-life experiences that affect it. Rich with anecdotes, and insights for maintaining heart health, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is a blockbuster from a uniquely positioned young specialist.
Description : A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
Description : Alex's heart book, Born With A Broken Heart, is an inspirational and educational children's book. It is our hope that this book will give parents and children the opportunity to learn about congenital heart disease (CHD) and to spread CHD awareness throughout the world. It is also our wish that the courage and spirit Alex showed in life will inspire others who face challenges to do so with faith, passion, and unconditional love. This book will be available through the following websites: 1) http: //www.authorhouse.com 2) http: //www.alexheartfund.com 3) Facebook Causes - Children's Heart Fund in Memory of Alexander Xavier Gallegos Illustrated by: John Shallenberger
Description : This book tells you exactly what to do to get over your ex faster. I think a lot of people have had their fair share of separations. There is only a handful of people who have had only one relationship or none at all. Every time it is over, it hits us hard. What happens in our brains after the relationship is over? What should we do? What are the best ways to get your life on track and to remove feelings of sadness and pain? In this book, you will find answers. Topics like the following will be addressed: The stages of grief over the damage caused by losing a loved one Coping tactics and minor tips to grow and overcome moods of despair or sorrow Seven proven steps to heal your broken heart, elaborately explained How to get rid of old recollections and promptly create new ones Numerous ways you can find help among friends, family, and experts Important lessons we can all learn from having a broken heart Why crying or getting angry is okay and how long to do it Affirmations, morning routines, and workouts The best ways to keep yourself busy, distracted, and engaged with others How to search for your inner creativity and improve your positive outlook on life Actual ways to see the best in yourself and comprehend that everything happens for a reason Healthy ways and activities to explore Specific questions answered about what to do with your time, when you bump into your ex, or find yourself talking about him or her The reason why you should allow yourself to feel real heartache and why it is actually a good thing The reasoning behind the “avoid social media” rule What not to do when you break up with your partner How to grow productivity, health, and creativity with the new time you have Benefits and gains you will have after a breakup Ideas to spoil yourself when you need a little light at the end of the tunnel How meditation, finding your “Zen”, and other spiritual aspects can ease your mind and get you back on track Curious? Then don’t wait, and start listening, so you don’t have to remain in the dark. Save yourself the misery of common mistakes, and learn from what I have learned. I will see you in the first chapter!
Description : 'HOW TO FIX A BROKEN HEART PROVIDES THE VALIDATION, COMFORT AND HOPE ANYONE WHO IS HEARTBROKEN DESPERATELY NEEDS.' ESTHER PEREL, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE STATE OF AFFAIRS AND MATING IN CAPTIVITY Every one of us has or will have our heart broken at some point in our lives. Heartbreak, whether it comes in the form of romantic love or through loss, is universal, yet we know so little about how to deal with it. Psychologist Dr Guy Winch imagines how different our lives and our society would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. Heartbreak can last for days, weeks, months and even years. Yet while we wouldn't expect someone to go to work or function well with a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. How to Fix a Broken Heart argues that if we don't understand how heartbreak works, we won't be able to heal it and we are likely to make it worse, which we do, and regularly. Dr Winch reveals how and why heartbreak impacts our brain and our behaviour in dramatic and unexpected ways, regardless of our age. Emotional pain lowers our ability to reason, to think creatively, to problem solve and to function. Recovering from heartbreak always starts with a decision, a determination to move on when our mind is fighting to keep us stuck. We can take control of our lives and our minds and put ourselves on the path to healing. Dr Winch offers a toolkit on how to handle and cope with a broken heart and how to, eventually, move on. 'A great read for anyone going through heartbreak, anyone trying to help someone go through heartbreak, or anyone who simply wants to understand humans better' Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why?