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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