Christiaan Barnard


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A South African heart surgeon who, in 1967, performed the world’s first human heart transplant, taking the heart of a brain-dead victim of an MVA and implanting it into 55-year-old Louis Washkansky, who lived for 18 days before succumbing to the massive doses of immunosuppressants he received

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Christiaan, South African surgeon who performed first successful heart transplant in 1967.
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Which major medical advance was successfully pioneered by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard in 1967?
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Tucker's experience resonated uneasily with reports from Capetown, South Africa, where surgeon Christiaan Barnard removed the hearts of black South Africans and placed them in the bodies of white recipients.
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A month later, however, Christiaan Barnard, MD, of South Africa performed the world's first heart transplant in Cape Town, using surgical techniques developed by Shumway and his chief resident Richard Lower, MD.
The first ever heart transplant was performed by Professor Christiaan Barnard on December 3, 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa on 55-year-old Louis Washkansky.
1967 - Dr Christiaan Barnard led the first heart transplant in South Africa.
1967: In Cape Town Dr Christiaan Barnard carried out the world's first heart transplant on a 55-year-old man.
Those are some of the recommendations of heart transplant pioneer Dr Christiaan Barnard in his new book 50 Ways To A Healthy Heart.
THE life of Princess Diana could have been saved, says top heart surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard.
DECEMBER 3, 1967: World's first heart- transplant operation carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard.