Local high school students get heart health lessons

Local high school students get heart health lessons (Susan Christy Broadwater)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Hundreds of high school students got a taste of what it's like to go to medical school on Tuesday.

A group of students attended a live heart surgery at the Christ Hospital.

It's part of a program from the Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences that invites students from all over the Tri-State to attend. They watch the surgery, which is a coronary artery bypass graft or "triple bypass" as it's called, on a live feed in the auditorium while it's performed.

They also heard from Megan Bellinski, a survivor who had a heart attack at age 21, the morning of her college graduation.

She now reminds everyone what this day is all about, learning about a career in medicine and heart health, but also taking care of our own.

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