A heart bypass operation relies on the talents of a surgical team but they can't do it alone - they need the help of a heart-lung bypass machine to keep the patient alive. This machine keeps the chest organs motionless while a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients is pumped through the circuit. Watch the procedure above and witness the tense moments between life and death.

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After years of trying to get pregnant, doctors told Kelsi Pierce it would be near impossible for her to conceive a child. However, Kelsi got the surprise of her life when her mom volunteered to be her surrogate — and she found out she, too, was pregnant!