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Segment 1: Heart disease is the #1 killer for both men and women. In this opening segment, we'll learn about the wide ranging meaning of the term heart disease and how it can manifest itself. Plus, doctors talk about some of the symptoms that accompany the disease.

Segment 2: With so many Americans dealing with heart disease, researchers and doctors are looking for new ways to treat and better monitor the disease to save lives. This segment looks at new methods including a new technology that allows doctors to monitor a patient's progress remotely. Also, details on how surgical procedures for heart disease treatment are becoming less invasive. Plus, could there one day be a vaccine to protect everyone from heart disease?

Segment 3: It's a myth that may be costing lives. Heart disease is viewed as a "man's disease" but nothing could be further from the truth. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women too. Eight million women have heart disease. Plus a look at how researchers are catching up in the effort to protect and treat women with heart disease.

Segment 4: This segment looks at some of the additional treatments for treating heart disease including freezing the heart to treat irregular heartbeat. Plus, we'll take a look at the future of the artificial heart.

Segment 5: What's the best way to treat heart disease? Prevent it. In this segment, we'll look at the various ways people can protect their hearts and health now, before the onset of heart disease. We'll meet a doctor who has shifted his entire practice to preventing heart disease.

Segment 6: Heart disease isn't always just a risk for the middle aged or out of shape. Some seemingly healthy and young people are at risk too. In this segment, we'll look at work being done to help identify bio-markers in a patient's blood to help diagnose heart disease.

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