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A Series by David Grubin


Lesson Plan: THE SPARK OF LIFE


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This clip defines what it means to have Long QT Syndrome and describes some of the technological advances that have helped people with Long QT other heart arrhythmia disorders.

Discussion Questions:
  • How was Kevin's disorder treated with technology?

  • What did Dr. Zipes mean by the phrase "umbilical cord attached to medical therapy?"

  • What are pacemakers? How have they evolved? What are the pros and cons of living with a pacemaker?

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Funding is provided by Medtronic, AstraZeneca, and Mars, Incorporated - makers of CocoaVia. Additional funding is provided by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. A co-production of David Grubin Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York and WETA Washington, D.C.
Medtronic AsrtaZeneca MARS Thirteen/WNET NEW YORK