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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But as science fiction turns into science fact, we imagine the revolution pioneered by Christiaan Barnard and his contemporaries will yield ever greater wonders.
South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human-tohuman heart transplant on December 3, 1967, and the second overall heart transplant in 1964.
Maxine's husband Carl, a protege of famed heart surgeon Christiaan Barnard, had driven their car off a deserted road and into a lamppost.
Ray's medical training at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, funded by a De Beers' scholarship, was at a time when the surgical department had achieved world recognition through the endeavours of remarkable surgeons such as Christiaan Barnard, Jannie Louw and John Terblanche.
Newscaster: Prominent surgeon Christiaan Barnard is in town to address a local medical convention about his famous and pioneering rear transplant-I mean rare transplant
He highlighted the fact that the judge ruled Dr Cornish did not breach his duty of care, and referenced the medic's "extremely impressive career", including working under heart transplant pioneer Dr Christiaan Barnard in South Africa.
This was where famous heart surgeon Professor Christiaan Barnard operated on her.
1967: On December 3, South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant on 53-year-old Louis Washkansky in Cape Town.
Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa, transplants a human heart into Louis Washkansky (12/16/67, p.
Paediatrician in private practice, Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cape Town
1967: The first heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard and a team of surgeons in South Africa.
Diversos especialistas no dudan en calificar al siglo XX como el de mayor progreso en materia de trasplantes, desde los avances del medico estadounidense Thomas Starzl que logro en 1967, tras 9 anos de intentos infructuosos, el primer trasplante de higado, hasta el trasplante de corazon realizado por el medico sudafricano Christiaan Barnard en el mismo ano.