How To Mend A Broken Heart

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Dr. Kevin Fong discovers how scientists are close to being able to repair his heart if it stops working. Meet some of the people who have undergone heart surgery and pioneering scientists who are pushing the limits of treatment failure.

We met a man who has had his heart replaced with an artificial one powered by a mechanical pump that carries around a backpack, and the testimony of a scientist to bring a heart of dead animals to life on a workbench.

In addition, the work of an American scientist who is using stem cells to turn what she calls a ghost heart – a heart scaffold – a replacement heart for humans.

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