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UCLA Patient Is First in the World to Successfully Receive a new prototype of a total artificial Heart

UCLA Patient Is First in the World to Successfully Receive a new prototype of a total artificial Heart | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

It has been announced this last week that a 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the United States, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.

 

This particular smaller model of the Syncardia prototype of the total artificial heart is the first one to have been successfully implanted into a smaller patient.

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Another important step in the provision of total artificial heart transplants to patients who are in need

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UCLA performs first 'breathing lung' transplant in United States / UCLA Newsroom

UCLA performs first 'breathing lung' transplant in United States / UCLA Newsroom | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

More detail from the lung transplant program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) which recently performed the first 'breathing lung' transplant in the United States. UCLA's lung and heart-lung transplant program is the largest lung transplantation program on the West Coast and is leading the way with researching the use of the OCS lung preservation device ...

 

Of note this story contains video footage of donor lungs being maintained within the OCS preservation machine.

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