Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kate Mulgrew ...  Dr. Joanne Halloran / ... 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Laura Johnson ...  Dr. Eve Calvert / ... 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Darrell Larson ...  Dr. Paul Jared 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Ben Masters ...  Dr. Leo Rosetti 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Gail Strickland ...  Marilyn McGrath N.P. 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Lynn Whitfield ...  Dr. Cory Banks 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Carmen Argenziano ...  Dr. Nathan Solt 12 episodes, 1989
Julie Ronnie ...  Alice Swanson R.N. 12 episodes, 1989
Debra Jane Mitchell Debra Jane Mitchell ...  Nurse Deborah 8 episodes, 1988-1989
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Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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Doctors who give a damn.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

HeartBeat See more »

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Runtime:

(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In an attempt to make the show more appealing to the audience in its second season, the actors were given more input in the script writing and the last name of Kate Mulgrew's character was changed from Springsteen to Halloran, while the last name of Laura Johnson's character was changed from Autrey to Calvert. See more »

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A show about the things that patients don't know about their doctors
16 July 2005 | by ZandeldmSee all my reviews

Heartbeat was a short lived drama about the drama behind the scenes at a Women's Health clinic headed up by Kate Mulgrew. Story lines included her relationship with fellow doctor on staff, Leo as well as the lives of the other physicians as taking place within the clinic. Kudos to Laura Johnson for her role as a no-nonsense female physician. One of her most memorable quotes: "Take a picture, it'll last longer" directed at a crew of lazy construction workers taking a timeout for a catcall. At it's core, Heartbeat was a reminder of the miracle of life, as almost every episode played out scenes of the miracles of giving birth and bringing new life into the world.


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