Welcome to the companion Web site for the NOVA program, "Cut to the Heart," originally broadcast on April 8, 1997. The program explores a radical but
promising new form of heart surgery that flies in the face of what most heart
surgeons learned in medical school. Here's what you'll find online:
- Pioneers of Heart Surgery
Learn how military doctors working during World War II pioneered advances in antibiotics, anesthesia, and blood transfusions that ushered in the age of modern surgery.
- Treating a Sick Heart
Read this overview of how the heart works, what heart failure is, and how to treat it, from noted physician Robert Soufer.
- Troubled Hearts
Explore annotated photos of diseased hearts and find out what ails them.
- Map of the Human Heart (Hot Science)
See exactly how blood flows through the amazing muscle called the human heart and learn fascinating heart facts.
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