1967: First Human Heart Transplant by Not Your Century


julio548 posted 1 month ago

Everyone thought Stanford's Norman Shumway would be first to transplant a human heart, but a tragic drunk-driving crash gave South African Dr. …

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Heart transplant is a surgical procedure that is relevant to those with congenital heart diseases. It involves the donation of the heart from a donor to a recipient, the donor being usually deceased. Immunosuppressants are usually administered after the  surgery, during the period in which doctors wait to see whether the recipient will accept the graft or not.

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