The story of a single heartbeat

14 November 2011

Video from Guardian Science's "Affairs of the Heart" series, exploring the physiology of a single heartbeat

Guardian Science is producing a series of videos in association with British Heart Foundation, called "Affairs of the Heart". This first video is called "The story of a single heartbeat" and features Member of The Society Professor Michael Shattock from King's College London.

"How does a tiny electrical signal from the pacemaker cells kick off the tightly coordinated series of muscular contractions needed to pump blood around the body?"

The series is part of the British Heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts appeal.

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