World's First Dead Heart Transplant at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital
· Sydney surgeon's dead heart transplant a huge medical breakthrough
· Previously, transplants relied on donor hearts from brain dead patients
· Ability to revive hearts has major implications for donor shortages
· Two successful transplants performed in last two months
In a world first, surgeons at St Vincent's Hospital have made a dead heart
The second patient, Jan Damen, 40, from North Narrabeen also suffered from
"I have to say I never thought I'd feel so privileged to wear the St Vincent's pyjamas.
The former carpenter said he often thinks about his donor. "I do think about it,
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The two clinics created a special preservation solution which works in conjunction
Cold ischaemia, where the heart is dormant without oxygen or nutrients
Cardiothoracic surgeon Assoc Prof Kumud Dhital, who performed the
Researchers are still determining how long after DCD a heart can be resuscitated,
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