Watch Live Heart Surgery Online

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Next Tuesday, October 2, usnews.com viewers are invited to step into two operating rooms at the Cleveland Clinic and watch heart specialists in action as they perform mitral-valve repairs using two cutting-edge techniques: robotically assisted surgery and a procedure that involves snaking surgical tools into the heart through a vein.

U.S. News Health Editor Dr. Bernadine Healy and the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, an expert in minimally invasive heart-valve repair, will be on hand to question the surgeons while they work and help viewers understand what they see. You can go to www.usnews.com/livesurgery at 7:30 a.m. on October 2 to watch the 90-minute procedures live.

In the meantime, you can follow Dr. Healy and the Cleveland Clinic's chairman of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Bruce Lytle, as they navigate the hospital from the perspective of a typical heart surgery patient.