Why Did Izzie Cut the LVAD Wire on "Grey's Anatomy"?

On “Grey’s Anatomy,” Izzie cuts Denny’s LVAD wire to help him get a new heart. Izzie’s plan is to stop his heart so he gets the new one before it goes to another patient. The episode is titled “17 seconds” and is the 25th episode from the show’s second season.

“Grey’s Anatomy” is a medical drama series that broadcasts on the ABC network, as of 2015. The show features fictionalized stories of medical interns as they evolve into seasoned doctors. “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the highest-rated dramas in the United States, although its ratings have declined over its past seasons. The show has also received several nominations and awards, including a 2007 Golden Globe Award.