18 Aug 2017

Cardiac Pioneers

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:29 pm on 18 August 2017

MOTAT is paying tribute to New Zealand's pioneers in cardiac medicine.

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the exhibition at the museum, the first ever heart and lung bypass patient in New Zealand, Helen Harris has come to Auckland to have a look at what's on offer.

Called, Brave Hearts: The New Zealand Cardiac Story, the interactive exhibition profiles our world leading heart clinicians as well as honouring the bravery of the patients who were undergoing procedures never tried before.

Helen Harris talks to Jesse about her life saving surgery which was an operation not done before. 

Cardiac surgery in progress in 1967

Cardiac surgery in progress in 1967 Photo: MOTAT

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