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Who Did The First Heart Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
First Bypass 1967: Cardiac surgery has bee done for decades (particularly for congenital heart disease and valvular problems). The first aorto-coronary bypass surgery was performed "only" 47 years ago, 1967 by Dr Rene Favaloro, an argentinian surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. Remember that the first angiogram (procedure to assess coronary blockages) was performed only 3-5 years early by Dr Mason Sones, also in Cleveland. ...Read more
I have multiple myeloma. How soon after the first transplant do you advocate doing the second transplant? What is the success rate for the tandem transplants?
It depends: I am not a "transplanter", but i would not word your question the way you have. Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct. This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and i don't think is amenable to a generic answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Sometimes: There are far more people on transplant lists than organs available. Some people will die waiting for transplants, which has lead to investigation into other options for treatment. of patients, with multiple other medical problems, are likely to wind up at the bottom of those lists. ...Read more
If a person has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy & the heart suddenly stops, would a defibrillator get the heart started again? Will they need transplant?
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I need some history or where i can find the history of the chemo port. When was one first made.. Implanted who was the person that invented it please?
1968: The first "chemo ports" were the broviac and hickman catheters that were developed in 1968. They were perfected by 1973 and are known as central lines. ...Read more
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Dr. M. DeBakey et al: Dr. Debakey is the first to promulgate the idea that atherosclerosis is caused by both inflammation and infection. Clamydia (not the std) was co-discovered in atherosclerotic plaques from all types of vessels (carotid, aortic, femoral, renal...). Further evidence derives from our teeth. Most persons who have periodontal disease have had/will have a heart attack. This is an evolving science... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
Too little info: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is in many ways a generic term - it is more of a symptom than a diagnosis. Someone suffering with CHF typically has shortness of breath, fatigue and fluid build up in the lung tissue. The root cause of CHF will determine the prognosis. Some causes of CHF include inherited muscle diseases (cardiomyopathy), coronary artery disease (heart attacks), kidney faliure, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What to do if i had heart bypass for coarctation of the aorta at age 36. They used an artificial graft, will it last longer?
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