Run-Time: 1 x 45 min.
Directed by Christian Kugler
Written by Christian Kugler
ORF III and Christian Kugler Filmproduktion
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Human Hearts - The Engine of Life
Unser Herz - Taktgeber des Lebens
In recent decades, cardiology has reached a high standard and is able to save patients' lives after serious heart attacks or severe heart failure through complex and sophisticated interventions and surgical procedures. The one thing cardiology has not yet been able to do is to heal the damaged heart muscle or stimulate self-healing. That would be a quantum leap in medicine, and is why research is being carried out worldwide into ways to achieve this «revitalization of the heart». There are some innovative and sometimes revolutionary research initiatives, especially in Austria. The documentary follows some of the developments and asks what the future may hold in a combination of exciting research and patients' stories.