First pig-to-human heart transplant: what can scientists learn?

Nature ◽  
2022 ◽  
Sara Reardon
2019 ◽  
pp. 28-31
P.I. Zakharov ◽  
M.E. Okhlopkov ◽  
N.V. Luginov ◽  
A.I. Vasilyev ◽  
P.P. Portnyagin ◽  

2018 ◽  
Vol 2018 (2) ◽  
David KC Cooper

In 2017, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant that had been carried out by the South African surgeon, Christiaan (‘Chris’) Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on December 3rd, 1967. The daring operation and the charismatic surgeon received immense public attention around the world. The patient’s progress was covered by the world’s media on an almost hourly basis. Although the patient, Mr. Louis Washansky, died after only 18 days, Barnard soon carried out a second transplant, and this patient led an active life for almost 19 months. Remarkably, Barnard’s fifth and sixth patients lived for almost 13 and 24 years, respectively. Barnard subsequently introduced the operation of heterotopic heart transplantation in which the donor heart acted as an auxiliary pump, with some advantages in that early era. It took great courage to carry out the first heart transplant, and this is why Barnard is remembered as a pioneer in cardiac surgery.

1969 ◽  
Vol 46 (2) ◽  
pp. 237-242 ◽  
M. Timothy O'Keefe

No support is found here for certain regularity hypotheses, while others may be valid. Doubt is cast on the reliability of diffusion curves. Belief in the report proves to be based strongly on the credibility of the first-report medium.

2018 ◽  
Vol 2018 (2) ◽  
Magdi Yacoub ◽  
Asghar Khaghani

[first paragraph of article]This year marks the 51st anniversary of the first human heart transplant operation by Christiaan Barnard at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. This event has had a profound effect on Science, Medicine and Humanity, almost beyond expectations. The anniversary calls for celebrations, and evaluation, as with maturity comes accountability. We here attempt to summarise the reasons for celebrations, and highlight the remaining many challenges and expectations. Regarding the celebrations, this anniversary exemplifies and calls for celebration of at least four human attributes; courage, innovation, compassion, and human spirit.

2017 ◽  
Vol 21 (10) ◽  
pp. 12-29

A matter of the heart. Discovering opportunities in China’s cardiovascular market. Improving outcomes and expanding indications with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Community-based cardiac rehabilitation in Singapore. The gift of life: 50 years of human heart transplant.

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