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Premiere March 22, 2016
Finale May 25, 2016
Based on the book "Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon" by
Kathy E. Magliato, MD
Developed by Jill Gordon
Network NBC
Style 60-minute medical drama
Company P.D. Oliver, Inc.,
Molly Bloom Productions,
Reveal Entertainment,
Universal Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 10
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Heartbeat (known as Heart Matters and Heartbreaker during development) was inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato and her book Heart Matters: A Memior of a Female Heart Surgeon. It is a medical soap that follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Melissa George Dr. Alexandra "Alex" Panttiere
Dave Annable Dr. Pierce Harrison
Don Hany Dr. Jessie Shane
Shelley Conn Millicent Silvano
Joshua Leonard Max Elliot
Maya Erskine Nurse Ji-Sung
D.L. Hughley Dr. Myron Hackett
Jamie Kennedy Dr. Casey Callahan
JLouis Mills Dr. Forester Marcus


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One March 22, 2016 May 25, 2016 10


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There are no DVD releases for this show.

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