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How a cardiologist helps diagnose zoo animals and how that may advance treatments for humans

  

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a cardiologist at the UCLA Medical Center who provides her specialized skills to the Los Angeles Zoo when animals are diagnosed with congestive heart failure. As she tells the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard, working with these animals can help advance the knowledge and treatment of humans with similar conditions, which she explores in her book Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health