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Dr. Maral Ouzounian, a cardiac and aortic surgeon and surgeon scientist at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, takes us through one of her typical days. (Video: UHN)

What it's like to work as a cardiac surgeon at UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC)?

heart month logo​There is no simple answer; every day presents new and exciting opportunities and challenges.

To help give people a glimpse, Dr. Maral Ouzounian let a camera follow her for a day.

A cardiac and aortic surgeon and surgeon scientist at PMCC, and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. Ouzounian is also a married mother of two young children.

From home to office to operating room to clinic, Dr. Ouzounian takes viewers on a day in her life.

"I chose to go into medicine because I really felt compelled to do it," she says in the video. "Patients coming to you with an acute problem, without surgery they would do very poorly and they had a mechanical problem you could fix. I really loved that it was technical. I was hooked.

"This is what I was meant to do."​

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