In this hands-on exercise from the NOVA: Electric Heart Web site, you'll enter a virtual operating theater and perform a heart transplant. While this version of the operation has been greatly simplified, all of the basic steps are included. By the end of the operation, you will have a good idea of what's involved in taking the heart from one person and making it function in another.
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This resource can be found on the NOVA: “Electric Heart" Web site.