Affairs of the Heart


60m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Documentary that examines advances in heart operations. The program follows up on two previously broadcast segments. First, Alda returns to a M*A*S*H*-like tent where he operated on a "casualty" using a remote surgical robot. In the update, he learns about advances in the artificial heart. Next, he

Film Details

Also Known As
Scientific American Frontiers (01/23/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Documentary that examines advances in heart operations. The program follows up on two previously broadcast segments. First, Alda returns to a M*A*S*H*-like tent where he operated on a "casualty" using a remote surgical robot. In the update, he learns about advances in the artificial heart. Next, he visits a company poised to complete the first successful implant of a totally-self-contained artificial heart designed to function as a permanent replacement. The "Frontiers Profile" segment looks at the Framingham Heart Study.

Film Details

Also Known As
Scientific American Frontiers (01/23/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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