NOTE: Due to the fires in San Diego, KPBS is currently not broadcasting in HD. That's why this cap is a TVRip and will be of lower quality than the first two released parts. There is also an emergency test signal lasting about 30 seconds in this cap. No indication when HD OTA service will resume...
"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 3: The Silent Killer
A heart attack can strike at any time and without warning. In minutes it can irreparably damage our hardest working muscle - the heart. And for many, a heart attack is the first sign of heart disease - the world's number one killer. This hour of THE MYSTERIOUS HUMAN HEART explores the causes of heart disease. How does cholesterol affect the heart? Obesity? Smoking? High blood pressure? How does stress affect the heart? Genetics? The program examines the causes behind the growing epidemic and what the world's leading scientists are doing to fight it."
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