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NOVA

Electric Heart (#2617)

This episode tells the dramatic story of a handful of brilliant surgeons and researchers who have pursued the target of a practical artificial heart for more than three decades. The program dramatizes their intense rivalries and frequent battles against the skepticism of the medical establishment. Among the many colorful characters are the legendary doctors Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley and Robert Jarvik, who is about to implant his new device, the Jarvik 2000, for the first time. NOVA records the operation and its outcome. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
405 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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