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What was the significance of the first heart transplant?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Spiritual
Aside from proving it can be done, the first heart transplant showed that the heart of the body is not the heart of the soul as evident by the observation that there was no change in the emotions/desires of the donor heart recipient.

In brief: Spiritual
Aside from proving it can be done, the first heart transplant showed that the heart of the body is not the heart of the soul as evident by the observation that there was no change in the emotions/desires of the donor heart recipient.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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