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May 23, 2007
"Her Own Surgery Prepared Her For Book" — Feature article by David Collins in the Eldorado section of The Santa Fe New Mexican
Lichtenberg didn't believe her doctors when they told her it would
take six to eight weeks for her to recover from open-heart surgery.
Her congenital heart problem didn't cause the debilitating symptoms
one might expect from a heart disease.
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FOREWORD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The book that finally addresses open-heart surgery’s challenging four to eight week recovery period -- The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery by Maggie Lichtenberg, PCC, published June 13, 2006 by Open Heart Publishing, Santa Fe, New Mexico – has been chosen a finalist in the health category for the 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award.
Winners will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City, June 1, 2007.
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USABOOKNEWS.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERS AND
LOS ANGELES – USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of its “BEST BOOKS 2006” BOOK AWARDS (BBA) on November 1, 2006. 408 winners and finalists were announced in over 120 categories covering print, audio, e-books and interactive CD-ROMs. Awards were presented for titles published in 2006 and late 2005.
The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery has placed as a "Finalist" in the "Health: Medical Reference" category.
June 15, 2006 Issue
Lichtenberg, Maggie. The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery . Open Heart. Jun. 2006. 208p. index. ISBN 0-9776063-0-9 [ISBN 978-0-9776063-0-6]. pap. $20. HEALTH
"The breastbone is divided, then the protective sack around the heart is cut open. The heart lies naked, most often stilled as its functions are turned over to a heart-lung machine for several hours while arteries are reconfigured or valves repaired or replaced." In this guidebook to open-heart surgery, recent patient Lichtenberg discusses her path to finding resources that helped her through her own ordeal. She provides practical information on preparing for your hospital visit and what to expect during your stay. Where this book excels-and many hospitals fail-is in sharing insight on what you can expect in the transition from hospital to home and how to best manage the four- to eight-week period of home recovery. Lichtenberg offers excellent guidelines and checklists for people at various stages of surgery that will help them organize their entire experience and think about surgery as more than just time spent in the operating room. This book does an excellent job of encompassing patient-center concepts and helping readers become knowledgeable about hospital processes and procedures that can often cause stress and discomfort. Highly recommended for public and consumer libraries. -Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto , CA
FOREWORD FOOTNOTES Health. THE OPEN HEART COMPANION: PREPARATION AND GUIDANCE FOR OPEN-HEART SURGERY RECOVERY by Maggie Lichtenberg (Open Heart Publishing, 208 pages, softcover, $20.00, 0-9776063-0-9): a guide to the recuperation process for the 709,000 Americans who undergo surgery each year; with tips on talking to doctors, choosing a hospital, and reducing fear and stress.
June 10, 2006
"HEART TO HEART: Eldorado Author Coaches Open-Heart Patients Through Surgery, Recovery" — This full-page feature article on The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery (just published) and on author Maggie Lichtenberg appeared in the "Health and Science" section of The Santa Fe New Mexican on June 10, 2006. Click here to see the article.
The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery was chosen by Independent Publisher magazine as one of its Highlighted Titles in May 2006.