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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During his remaining years, he established the Christiaan Barnard Foundation, dedicated to helping underprivileged children throughout the world.
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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.
On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time to switch to artificial pumps and stem cell therapy, which could help thousands more people.
It was on December 3, 1967 that South African surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, 54, who survived for just 18 days.
On December 3, 1967, South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard transplanted the heart of a woman who died following a car accident to a grocer suffering from heart disease.
Professor Christiaan Barnard performed the operation on Louis Washkansky, 54, in South Africa.
In recognition he was bestowed with the prestigious Christiaan Barnard Memorial Award and medal for his contribution to medicine and the people of South Africa.
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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!
This was where famous heart surgeon Professor Christiaan Barnard operated on her.
Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa, transplants a human heart into Louis Washkansky (12/16/67, p.