Heart transplant

Jaslok Hospital announces launch of heart transplant program in Mumbai

Mumbai-based Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, which are also pioneers in kidney and liver transplantation in Western India, recently launched a heart transplant program and division in their Mumbai unit. The program will be led by Dr KR Balakrishnan, a leading cardiac surgeon, a pioneer in the field of heart transplants in the country. In […]

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Inside the first artificial heart transplant that ‘grew’ and was plastic

The world’s first artificial heart transplant took place on December 2, 1982, and instead of beating, it made a soft ticking sound and a “huff.” Heart transplants were already done to prolong life, but on a limited basis and as a last resort. In 1967, surgeons in South Africa successfully performed the first human-to-human heart […]

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Jaslok Hospital Launches Heart Transplant Program in Mumbai

Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, one of the main hospitals in Mumbai, has started a heart transplant program, after pioneering kidney and liver transplantation in western India. The program will be led by cardiac surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan, well known in the field of heart transplants in the country. Jaslok Hospital will partner with MGM […]

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Jaslok Hospital Announces Launch of “Heart Transplant” Program

Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, one of the main hospitals in Mumbai, today announced the launch of the “heart transplant” program and division in its Mumbai unit. The program will be led by leading cardiac surgeon Dr KR Balakrishnan who is a pioneer in the field of heart transplants in the country. In one of […]

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UChicago Medicine Sets Heart Transplant Record With Post-Thanksgiving Procedures

As turkeys brined the Chicago area early Thursday, before the ovens preheated, transplant doctors at the University of Medicine of Chicago were just starting to work in the operating room. Seventeen hours and back-to-back heart transplants later, two families had a lot more to thank – and the South Side Hospital had set a new […]

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Teenage mother miraculously recovers after body rejects heart transplant shortly after birth

Amy Ellis, 19, was put on life support after her body began to reject her heart transplant, but she was able to recover unexpectedly and now has hope for the future Amy, 19, was asked to say goodbye to daughter Ivy Rae because doctors believed she would not survive ( Image: Amy Ellis / SWNS) […]

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Heart transplant, cancer survivor shares secret stepping stones behind her resilience

Julie Hutchinson’s second life began 27 years ago. Each of those years, the 58-year-old Riverside resident celebrated her heart transplant anniversary with her loved ones. “We call it my ‘anna-birthday’ because this day marks both the anniversary of the transplant and my second anniversary towards a new life,” she says of the special time of […]

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Montclair woman celebrates 5th anniversary of heart transplant

MONTCLAIR, NJ – This Thanksgiving will be a special time for Jill Szalony, 51, of Montclair, NJ. Jill, her husband Alex Samuelson and their three children, Benjamin, 22, Grace, 20 and Jesse, 18, celebrate the 5th anniversary of Jill’s heart transplant. As the family happily counts her many blessings, Jill also reflects on the gift […]

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New mom knocking on death’s door after heart transplant

A young DOTING mom spoke about her near-death experience and how her family prepared to say goodbye after her body rejected a new heart. Amy Ellis, from Allerton, said doctors were left with no options after being placed on life support. “What is heartbreaking about all of this is that I didn’t even know I […]

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Doctors perform first artificial heart transplant in the Netherlands

In what can be considered a breakthrough for the Dutch healthcare system, doctors at the University Medical Center in Utrecht performed life-saving surgery in which a patient received a brand new artificial heart. This is the first time that this type of surgery has taken place in the Netherlands. First artificial heart surgery in the […]