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First Heart Transplant Research Paper

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1 THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT The First Heart Transplant Per the Mayo Clinic, approximately 30,000 heart transplants have been performed in the United States per year. None of which would have been possible if it had not been for Physicians such as Norman Shumway, who is considered the father of heart transplants and Christiaan Barnard who was the first person to successfully transplant a healthy human heart from a woman who had recently died in an accident into a patient who was dying from a heart disease on December 3, 1967 in Cape Town, South Africa. Louis Washkansky could go home after his surgery and even wrote a short book called (Looking at My Heart). He soon after developed an infection and passed away. His condition now is known as
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