Season 24, Episode 9 Cut to the Heart

First Aired: April 8, 1997

A graphic look at a radical alternative to heart transplants developed by a Brazilian surgeon, in which an enlarged heart is reduced in size by the removal of a section of muscle. Included: U.S. cardiac specialists discuss the technique; patients are interviewed prior to surgery.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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