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First Human Heart Transplant

Dr Chris Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful human-to-human heart Orthotopic transplant.

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This is Dr. Christian Barnard. He performed the world's first human heart transplant operation on 3 December 1967 in S. Africa. The patient was a 54-year-old man suffering from incurable heart disease. Barnard later wrote, "If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap in, convinced you can swim to the other side." The donor heart came from a woman who had been brain damaged in an accident. The doctor marveled, 'It works.' The patient lived for 18 days.

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Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first human heart transplant. Great introduction to the heart or exercise unit.

Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr - This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

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'Ghost heart,' a framework for growing new human hearts, could be answer for thousands waiting for new heart

'Ghost heart,' a framework for growing new human hearts using a protein scaffold and stem cells, could be an answer for thousands waiting for new hearts. This experimental method could also apply to other organs.

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Dr Chris Barnard performs the world’s first human heart transplant | South African History Online

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Part 1: What to Expect After Open Heart Surgery

This day-by-day guide through recovery from Open Heart Surgery tracks normal progress through to discharge. Transition from Critical Care to Acute Care is discussed, and what daily milestones are expected.

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First human heart transplant. Dr. Christiaan Barnard is shown after performing the first human heart transplant on patient Louis Washkansky on December 3, 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South African stamp to commemorate the first human heart transplant performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard and his team in 1967

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Celebrities With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the famed South African surgeon who performed the world's first human heart transplant on 53-year-old Louis Washkansky in 1967. He died in Cyprus in 2001.

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