PBS Special - The Mysterious Human Heart - Part 2of3 (2007.HDTV.SoS).avi (Size: 599.40 MB) (Files: 1)
PBS Special - The Mysterious Human Heart - Part 2of3 (2007.HDTV.SoS).avi
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Originally aired: 2007.10.15
"The heart is the engine of human life. Beating almost 100,000 times a day, more than 36 million times each year, it endures abuse and trauma with extraordinary resilience. And yet, as more nations become prosperous and lifestyles change, heart disease has become the world's number one killer of men and women alike. In America alone, approximately 3,000 people a day die from cardiovascular disease. THE MYSTERIOUS HUMAN HEART is a new in-depth, comprehensive television series from award-winning filmmaker David Grubin about the heart: how it works, what can go wrong with it, and how we treat it. The three-hour series follows the true, compelling stories of men and women, young and old alike, whose hearts have led them to a brush with mortality. Through these encounters, the series will explore the most common misconceptions about this unique organ, and document the latest scientific and medical revelations - discoveries that have transformed our understanding of the heart and given us new insights into the best ways to prevent heart disease and treat it when it does occur.
Episode 2: The Spark of Life
The past 50 years have brought enormous advances in our ability to understand the precisely timed dance that squeezes the heart muscle and pushes out blood to the lungs and the rest of the body. Dramatic new treatments have been developed to help sustain its vital rhythm and to prolong life. These treatments, in turn, have inspired new, very modern dilemmas for patients and doctors alike. Even with advances, arrhythmias lead to 300,000 cases of sudden cardiac death in America each year. In this hour, learn how the body's internal electrical system synchronizes the four chambers of the heart pushing blood throughout the entire body - once a second, 100,000 times a day, three billion times over a lifetime."
more info: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heart/
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
File Size: 600MB
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