Heart disease, or, cardiovascular disease, can refer to many different conditions such as the narrowing or blocking of blood vessels that can lead to angina, heart attack, or stroke. Other heart conditions affect heart muscle, heart valves, or the proper rhythm (beating) of the heart. In this program we will explore four unique areas of heart disease.
Aortic dissection is a serious condition in which the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel branching off the heart, tears. As blood soars through this tear the inner and middle layers of the aorta separate, called dissection. If blood ruptures through the outside aortic wall, the dissection can be fatal.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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