Anyone with web access can tune into the America's Health Network Internet site and watch Dr. Denton Cooley perform the operation on a 48-year-old woman.
The Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital was billing it as the first such procedure beamed over the Internet, but a Seattle doctor beat St. Luke's to the punch.
Dr. Robert Lazzara at Providence Seattle Medical Center broadcast images of three separate open-heart operations Monday and yesterday.
Today's surgery can be found at www.ahn.com.
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