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Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

By Katherine E. Standefer

Little, Brown Spark (2020, 288 pp.)

This is the story of the spectacular advances by medical science in saving a young woman's life - and the murderous toll those advances extract. The work also squarely indicts the American health care system.

(BPT) - Each year, millions of people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia, according to the American Heart Association.  Heart arrhythmias are common and can be harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial …