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Title The mysterious human heart [videorecording] / co-production of David Grubin Productions and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with WETA Washington, D.C.

Imprint New York, NY : Ambrose Video, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    612.17 MYS  v.1    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    612.17 MYS  v.2    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    612.17 MYS  v.3    Available
Description 3 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents episode 1. Endlessly beating -- episode 2. Spark of life -- episode 3. Silent killer.
Credits Episode 1 : producer/writer, Thomas Jennings ; episode 2 : producer/writer, David Murdock ; episode 3. producer/writer, David Grubin.
Summary Each of the three programs that make up "The mysterious human heart focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart is not something that can be taken for granted. In Episode 1. we examine the heart as a muscle - pumping more than 100,000 times a day, pushing approximately five quarts of blood on an endless path delivering oxygen to every cell in the human body. This hour tells the story of the normal heart thought the histories of three people with end-stage heart failure, where a pump may be a temporary remedy, but in the long term, a transplant is often a necessity. In Episode 2, a look at the physiological electrical mechanism that keep a heart beating regularly and efficiently and what happens when this most essential rhythm of life goes awry. In episode 3, the focus is on atherosclerosis, the silent blockage of the coronary arteries, which can trigger devastating and sometimes fatal heart attacks.
System Details DVD, 5.1 surround sound.
Language Closed-captioned.
In English, with Spanish subtitles.
Subject Heart -- Study and teaching.
Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Heart -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Heart -- Diseases -- Risk factors.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Educational films
Science films
Added Author Jennings, Thomas A.
Murdock, David.
Grubin, David.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
PBS Home Video.
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Standard No. 739815003950

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