The Heart

The Heart

Hope for the Human Engine

Streaming Video - 2009
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What does the future have in store for the heart, the motor that powers the human body? What kinds of treatment can cardiology patients expect within the next decade? This program reveals a wide range of innovations for the treatment and cure of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Viewers will discover a newly developed bypass system; a biventricular pacemaker that also incorporates a defibrillator; and a highly advanced artificial heart developed by a space robotics laboratory, which will hopefully reduce the current reliance on donor hearts, which are in acutely short supply. Yet another glimmer of hope comes in the form of artificial tissue which may one day replace diseased heart muscle in children.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Hope for the human engine

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