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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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When was the first successful heart bypass surgery performed?

When was the first successful heart bypass surgery performed?

1964: The first successful bypass surgery was done in russia by dr kolesov in 1964. In the us dr favaloro at the cleveland clinic is credited with the first in 1967. He presented a paper describing a series of several successful cases. Cases. ...Read more

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Why does my heart pound and race when I first wake up?

Why does my heart pound and race when I first wake up?

Depends: You may actually be feeling your heart beating abnormally but it's just as likely that you're just more aware of your normal heartbeat. The distinction can easily be made by wearing a 24 hour (holter) recorder (obtainable from your family doc) which will record and document what your actual rhythm is. If the rhythm is normal, relaxation techniques will help. If abnormal, treatments are available. ...Read more

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What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

What are the chances of second baby having heart defect, if the first baby had a defect?

Usually 3-5%: Heart defects occur in 0.8% of all babies. They occur in 3-5% of all first degree relatives of people with congenital heart defects. Some of this depends on your first baby's defect. There are some defects that are associated with specific genetic abnormalities, in which case the risk would be higher. ...Read more

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I felt as if my heart was touched by ice. It was very cold at first, but then became very hot. I also felt a prickling sensation. What is that?

I felt as if my heart was touched by ice. It was very cold at first, but then became very hot. I also felt a prickling sensation. What is that?

Chest pain: Your symptoms are very atypical and may have psychological overlay. Ought to see a doctor to be checked for physical problems first. ...Read more

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What are the first clinical symptoms of heart failure?

What are the first clinical symptoms of heart failure?

SOB: It could be related to fluid overload like short of breath, fulness in neck vessels or swelling feet or signs of reduced cardias output like fatigue or later orthopnea , paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. ...Read more

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How dangerous are heart transplants? How successful are they? Any risks?

How dangerous are heart transplants? How successful are they? Any risks?

Need a good reason: Major surgery with serious risks. Organs are in limited supply & you're trading 1 disease for another since post-tx care requires lots of meds & close follow-up to watch for organ rejection, infection or other problems. So we don't do it without a very good reason. Stats are improving--10 yr survival now ~50% & typically provides huge quality of life improvement. Good option if no other options. ...Read more

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How long can your heart be stopped before cpr will no longer be successful?

How long can your heart be stopped before cpr will no longer be successful?

No Absolute Time Cap: As in respiratory failure, CPR results depend upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, "time down", the end organ damage & the effectiveness & conditions of the resuscitation. Full recovery may be possible after minutes to hours of cpr. But, as a rule, after cardiac arrest, outcomes are not good, unless effective resuscitation is accomplished rapidly ... Within minutes.Mfm. ...Read more

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