But when Bailey offered a baboon heart to Baby Fae
's parents, and when they accepted, he was the first surgeon to perform such an operation on an infant.
In a famous 1984 case, a California newborn known as "Baby Fae
" received a baboon heart.
1984 26 OCTOBER 'Baby Fae
', an American newborn, was given the heart of a baboon.
In 1984, Stephanie Fae Beauclair, the infant publicly known as "Baby Fae
'' who had received a baboon's heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one, died at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California three weeks after the transplant.
The first was the widely publicized case of Baby Fae
and the transplant of the baboon heart.
1984: BABY FAE
. The baby girl who was given a baboon's heart earlier in the year to replace her own malformed one.
Cole was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the same condition as Baby Fae
, the anonymous infant who in 1984 was the first to ever receive a baboon heart transplant in Southern California that kept her alive for an additional 21 days.
1985: An American child, known as Baby Fae
, was given a baboon's heart to replace her malformed one.
YOU MAY remember the story of Baby Fae
. She was he newborn who received an emergency heart transplant in 1984.
The most notorious case of xenotransplantation may have been Baby Fae
, an infant born with a heart defect that would kill her within a month.
In 1984 surgeons at Loma Linda University transplanted a baboon heart into sixteen-day-old "Baby Fae
," and as recently as 1993 researchers at the University of Pittsburgh transplanted livers from baboons into human patients.
A baboon heart transplant to a human, the first operation of its kind, was performed on a 15-day-old baby girl, identified only as Baby Fae
, at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.