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NHS doctors transplant hearts in children using re-animated organs in world first – RT

For the first time in human history, doctors with the NHS have successfully transplanted re-animated hearts into child patients, using a technique which could revolutionise…



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Surgeons at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire revived stopped hearts and used them successfully in multiple, pioneering transplant operations by employing a heart-in-a-box machine designed to replicate the conditions inside the human body. 
So far, a total of six patients, aged between 12 and 16, have benefitted from the surgery which transplants a previously stopped heart into a child patient. 
Anna Hadley, now 16, was the first patient to receive a transplanted heart using the bleeding-edge…

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