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Who performed the world's first successful human to human heart transplant surgery?

Asked by Priya Sivaji, 14 Jul '08 11:25 pm
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Dr.Christiaan Barnard .
Answered by Jayesh, 14 Jul '08 11:27 pm

 
  
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Dr. Christian Barnard
Answered by Janis, 14 Jul '08 11:26 pm

 
  
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The first human to human heart transplant was performed by Professor Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in December 1967. The patient was a Louis Washkansky of Cape Town, South Africa, who lived for 18 days after the procedure before dying of pneumonia. The donor was Denise Darvall, who was rendered brain dead in a car accident. The first successful United States heart transplant was done at St. Lukes hospital in Houston Texas by Denton Cooley, M. D. in June 1968. The donor was a teenage suicide victim (who had had an aortic coarctation repaired as a young child, also by Dr. Cooley) and the recipient, Mr. Thomas, had terminal severe cardiomyopathy. He survived 8 months before dying of rejection of the transplanted heart. A series of five subsequent heart transplants was done that month by Dr. Cooley followed by a number of transplants in Houston that year before the program was canceled leaving only Norman Shumway at Stanford University at San Francisco doing heart transplant ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 15 Jul '08 06:20 am

 
  
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Christian Barnard
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 15 Jul '08 12:52 am

 
  
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Christian Barnard on Louis Washansky.
Answered by joyoti sen, 14 Jul '08 11:28 pm

 
  
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Dr.Christian Barnard of South Africa.
Answered by sunil paul, 14 Jul '08 11:27 pm

 
  
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Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard
Answered by nargis bhambi, 15 Jul '08 02:32 am

 
  
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Dr.Christian Barnard of South Africa on Louis Washansky.
Answered by sanjay sharma, 14 Jul '08 11:29 pm

 
  
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