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BIOETHICSTV: “Heartbeat” is Flat

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week another new medical show premiered; this time on NBC. Heartbeat follows the story of Dr. Alex Pannttiere one of the few female heart surgeons and chief innovations officer at fictional St. Matthews Hospital in Los Angeles. This series is based on the book Heart Matters by Dr. Kathy Magliato.

The second episode (#102) features a case of conjoined twins who have shared every moment of their lives. The two patients are as different as two people can be, but they share a liver, spleen, parts of a pelvis, and parts of the circulatory system (though both has her own heart).…

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