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Students Learn About Heart Surgery

Students Learn About Heart Surgery



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(KSL News) Some Utah high school students today watched a heart surgery. The State Office of Education and Intermountain Healthcare showed a taped surgery to students at seven sites across the valley.

As they watched, they listened to Dr. James Long describe the procedure.

Thalea Longhurst, Health Science & Technology Education Specialist: "The students are actually able to talk live with the artificial-heart surgeon as they watch a taped surgery of an artificial-heart surgery."

Students Learn About Heart Surgery

Each of the seven schools chose 50 students to participate from among those who've said they're interested in pursuing a medical career.

The Utah State Office of Education and IHC said this gives students a chance to see what a surgery is really like.

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