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Boca Raton, FL, July 21, 2009 --( Insights is launching a new series on heart surgery.

The American Heart Association reports that in 2007, the total number of open-heart procedures reached 694,000.

The Insights series will be covering the following: repairing or replacing the valves that control blood flow through the heart's chambers, bypass surgery, aneurysm repair, implant devices to regulate heart rhythms, and all types of heart surgery.

Web MD notes that heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease.Oftentimes people believe that heart surgery is the "fix" to their medical problem.

MedlinePlus quotes Mentzer Ferraris saying that, "surgery does Not prevent the coronary artery blockage from coming back.

You can do many things to slow it down: not smoking, eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and treating high blood pressure, high blood sugar (if you have diabetes), and high cholesterol will all help." These important points and other stories on cardio surgery will be highlighted in the Insights series.About Insights Hugh Downs:Insights is a series owned by a private studio and production company that creates educational programming for Public Television.

The series is distributed to Public TV through a national distributor and highlights the best and most compelling educational stories.

Each segment is hosted by America's most well-known anchor, Mr.

Hugh Downs.

For more information, visit or call (772) 647-0030.###
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