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'Open Heart,' a Journey Through the Medical System

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'Open Heart,' a Journey Through the Medical System

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'Open Heart,' a Journey Through the Medical System

'Open Heart,' a Journey Through the Medical System

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Jay Neugeboren discovered suddenly at age 60 that he needed emergency quintuple heart bypass surgery. In his new medical memoir, Open Heart, Neugeboren chronicles an eye-opening journey through the American medical system. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the author.