Top
20
Doctor insights on: Who Did The First Heart Transplant

Share
1

1
Who did the first heart transplant?

Who did the first heart transplant?

Barnard: The first one in a human was done by dr. Christian barnard in capetown south africa in 1967. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
3 doctors shared insights

Transplant (Definition)

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


2

2
Who performed the first heart transplant?

Who performed the first heart transplant?

Barnard: Christian Barnard in 1967 in South Africa. Patient lived for about 18 days. ...Read more

3

3
When did the first successful heart transplant happen?

When did the first successful heart transplant happen?

Human-'67 Dr Barnard: Here is an overview of history and interesting cases: http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140-6736(09)60712-1/fulltext. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
When was the first heart surgery performed? What did cardiologists do before then?

When was the first heart surgery performed? What did cardiologists do before then?

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

7

7
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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?

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

12

12
How were people who needed heart transplants in the 1900s cured?

How were people who needed heart transplants in the 1900s cured?

Well ...: There was not much in the way of therapeutic drugs or surgery at that time for end stage heart failure. Even today, compassionate palliative care is an important part of taking care of patients with heart failure. ...Read more

14

14
Who was the first person to discover atherosclerosis?

Who was the first person to discover atherosclerosis?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Blood clots surgery: Great Google question. You can also go to Google books and search surgery books and review the history of such surgery. ...Read more

17

17
What are the ways that docs determing who recieves bone marrow during a heart transplant?

What are the ways that docs determing who recieves bone marrow during a heart transplant?

Different: There are bone marrow transplants for some malignant diseases- leukemias etc. Heart transplant would be unusual to have bone marrow transplant concomitantly i think. We do cut the sternum and its marrow while opening the chest. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is the longest you know someone who has survived with congestive heart failure?

What is the longest you know someone who has survived with congestive heart failure?

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 more

See 4 more doctor answers

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
1,120 doctors shared insights

Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more