‘Dead’ heart ‘brought back to life' in first adult donation-after-death transplant

A “DEAD” heart has been brought back to life, thanks to pioneering transplant surgery.

Surgeons at Duke University harvested the heart from a dead donor whose blood had already stopped pumping through their body. The staff then performed a pioneering technique to run blood back into the disembodied heart, so it would beat once again.

The process was documented in an incredible video tweeted by one of the doctors involved in the historic operation.

The heart was successfully transplanted into a recipient, in a medical first suggesting many more patients will open...
source: Express

2019-12-02 23:29
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