In this fortnight’s episode we uncover the history of Cardiology. ‘What was a bruit de soufflet’? Why was the heart left inside the body during mummification? And how did tapping on wine barrels lead to a new examination method?

We also talk to Dr Omar Fersia about his experiences working as a Consultant Cardiologist, including fitting a pacemaker in a colleague.

And, to finish off, our case study looks at how a Scottish physician, Sir James Mackenzie, became known as the ‘Father of British Cardiology’.