With heart disease on the rise, Valentín Fuster and a team of doctors set out to stem the tide with science, education and early intervention. Their ultimate goal: to promote better heart health worldwide.


Susan Froemke, Ginger Brown (co-director)



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The Resilient Heart explores the keys to preventing heart disease on a worldwide scale. At the film's core is the story of Dr. Valentín Fuster, a world-renowned cardiovascular scientist, and Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his exploration of the heart at the molecular level, Dr. Fuster discovers that the real answer to defeating chronic disease lies in a much larger place: early education. By highlighting scientific contributions ranging from basic science to translational research, the film addresses the improvement of clinical and surgical care efforts to promote lifestyles that prevent or slow the progression of heart disease. Ultimately, it shows how the intersection of science, medicine, research, education and compassion bring about changes that are not only important but also replicable by physicians and patients throughout the world . The film follows Dr. Fuster and his team as they travel to Eldoret (Kenya), Bogota, ...

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Story is not just about promoting health in childhood/young age, but how we should conduct ourselves as human being.
29 April 2017 | by mbiomSee all my reviews

A must watch. Dr Fuster ,an extremely motivated and accomplished scientist and clinician tells us with his wealth of experience how, when and why we should we should be promoting HEALTH. The story is not just about promoting health in childhood/young age, but how we should conduct ourselves as human being. As he says " If you have few working brain cells, it is your obligation to give to society."

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