The Spark of Life

A human heart that has been stopped during heart surgery and then brought back to life

The word “awesome” has become so trivialized lately, that we hesitate to use it even where it deeply and meaningfully appropriate – such as to introduce this video from Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD. You are about to experience the privilege of seeing a human heart that has been stopped during heart surgery and then brought back to life by a spark from the surgeon’s fingers? How would you describe the incredible event you are about to see here – a happening that would have been considered nothing less than a miracle for 99.9 percent of human history, but which happens more than a dozen times every day at Cleveland Clinic? Watch this awesome video, and let us know …

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