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State of the Heart: A Medical Tourist's True Story of Lifesaving Surgery in India
In 2004, at the age of fifty-three, self-employed contractor Howard Staab learns that a leaking mitral valve in his heart needs to be repaired. Left untreated, his doctors tell Stabb, his condition may kill him at any moment. The procedure to repair the heart valve costs at least $200,000 at the Durham Regional Hospital near Stabb's North Carolina home-if there are no comp ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by New Harbinger Publications
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