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Title Australian Story: The Heart of the Matter
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Description 1 streaming video file (28 min. 27 sec.) ; 171922354 bytes
Summary Karen Carey is a Perth woman who grew up with a relatively simple heart problem. But when it came time for an operation to install an artificial heart valve, everything that could go wrong did.At the age of thirty-four, Karen had a stroke after taking her twin sons to school. The valve was removed and another one made of pig tissue implanted.To discover what went wrong, Karen risked everything on a court case. When the case failed, she embarked on a new career as a consumer health advocate, intent on creating a better accountability framework to protect patients when medical devices fail.Her mission now is to teach people three simple questions to ask whenever they're facing medical treatment - questions she's asking herself now as she faces her final - and riskiest - operation
Event Broadcast 2009-11-09 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Courts -- Information services.
Heart valves -- Abnormalities.
Heart -- Surgery.
Patient advocacy.
Form Streaming video
Author Carey, Karen, contributor
Glasson, Colleen, contributor
Jones, Caroline, host
Kosky, Michele, contributor
Marshman, David, contributor
Segler, Alexander, contributor
Segler, Elliot, contributor
Swan, Norman, contributor
Tonkin, Andrew M, contributor
Vinciguerra, Margaret, contributor