Young students who will one day be the doctors you call on to help save your life recently got some hands-on experience thanks to a unique opportunity.
Kids at the Bayer Private School in Glendale were visited by a cardiologist, and had the chance to do "open heart surgery."
It was on a pig's heart.
The students had the chance to suture replacement heart valves into the hearts under the guidance of a doctor who does the real thing to save lives.
The doctor was impressed with the students, and the students were excited about learning.
That excitement could pay real dividends are the children grow up, some of them to be the cardiologists of tomorrow helping keep our hearts healthy.