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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

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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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

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What was the significance of the first heart transplant?

Survival: All transplants are for end stage disease, not amenable to other therapies- or failing those. The immunosupression was an amazing advance as well as matching for best survival. The surgical, techniques are relatively straightforward compared to, some other heart operations. ...Read more

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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

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What could be reason that patients are with weak hearts are in the first place unsuitable as are candidates are for a heart transplant?

What could be reason that patients are with weak hearts are in the first place unsuitable as are candidates are for a heart transplant?

Heart transplant: Many factors figure into suitability for heart transplant. The first is the heart has to be bad enough that transplant is the best therapeutic choice. The patient has then to fulfill a variety of criteria including physical and psychological characteristics. Look at: http://www.Mytransplantlife.Com/. ...Read more

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How can I get a heart transplant?

By your cardiologist: Heart transplantation is a last resort measure -- so you have to have had an extensive evaluation by your cardiologist and he will determine whether you are qualified to be on the list for a heart transplantation. ...Read more

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How can they do heart transplant?

How can they do heart transplant?

Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. Do you have a specific concern? ...Read more

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Why is heart transplant difficult?

Why is heart transplant difficult?

Donor shortage: Heart failure patients are waiting many months for a matching donor heart after being listed as a suitable candidate. ...Read more

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Why do you need a heart transplant?

Why do you need a heart transplant?

Weak heart muscle: If the heart muscle gets very weak for whatever reason, it may not be able to pump the blood adequately. Therefore if the problem is severe enough and does not improve with medication, sometimes they only treatment left is to remove the diseased heart and tranplant a healthy heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

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