Iron Heart
Iron Heart

Iron Heart

2017 | 52 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Ute de Groot, Trevor Showler
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The first heart transplant conducted in 1967 was a breakthrough that would go on to save many lives. But today, due to shortage of donors only 50% of heart patients in Europe receive transplants. Those who get new hearts are expected to have short lifespans. What can help in saving heart patients and prolonging their lives? Can pig hearts work where human hearts couldn't? Can hearts made from stem cells help? Amid the various challenges patients face, one man stands apart. Elmar Sprink completed a grueling triathlon two years after a heart transplant. What explains his exceptional health?