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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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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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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 is the success rate for 1st IVF with the best possible embryo? We did a day 5 blastocyst transfer. My wife is 35 years old. 6 failed IUIs

What is the success rate for 1st IVF with the best possible embryo?  We did a day 5 blastocyst transfer.  My wife is 35 years old.  6 failed IUIs

It depends: It depends on the University Center or MD's office at which the IVF was done. Most results are reported as 3 or 6 month cycles for conception. Some Centers have even reported conception rates when no viable products can be obtained rather than live baby rates. So, this was a question that you should have asked your provider BEFORE embarking on IVF. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Not enough info: Open heart surgery may simply refer to an exposed heart in the chest. The surgery itself may be as simple as a biopsy or as complicated as a vessel bypass with valve replacement and aneurysm repair. You may also be referring to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass which allows surgeons to stop the heart and essentially pumps blood to the other vital organs while the heart is repaired. ...Read more

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How did genital herpes start in the first place? Who had it first?

How did genital herpes start in the first place?  Who had it first?

Adam: This virus(herpes) is the most well adapted to our body of any i know of.It seldom kills but can linger in our bodies for decades. An attack of 'shingles" a new eruption of chicken-pox as an adult is often very painful and persistant problem. ...Read more

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Whats the chance of someone who is already in their 70's surviving a heart operation?

Whats the chance of someone who is already in their 70's surviving a heart operation?

Physiologic age: What determines the morbidity mortality risk of a cardiac operation is not necessarily the chronologic age but the nature of the operation needed the physiologic age and the comorbidities that the person has. The oldest aortic valve replacement patient was a retired physician in the east coast and had it done without any problems at the age of 100. So age itself is only one factor. ...Read more

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My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?

My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?

Fertility evaluation: Male factor infertility must be dealt with on a case by case basis. If some normal sperm can be identified then pregnancy should be possible. In some cases donor sperm may be suggested. Discuss with your specialist the options to help what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is a second laparoscopy beneficial to restore fertility again in a patient that conceived following the 1st laparoscopy?

Is a second laparoscopy beneficial to restore fertility again in a patient that conceived following the 1st laparoscopy?

Not usually: If the cause of infertility was corrected the first time, repeating the proceedure should not be needed depending on what the problem was in the first place. ...Read more