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Image of the Week: A Pediatric Heart Transplant | This image provides a rare look into a pediatric heart transplant procedure. The recipient in this case is a 13 month-old patient with congenital heart disease (CHD).

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This is a real device known as the LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which is a surgically implanted mechanical heart pump used in case of heart failure and other heart diseases. This device is sometimes called a "bridge to transplant," but is now used in long-term therapy. People awaiting a heart transplant often must wait a long time before a suitable heart becomes available. During this wait, the patient's already-weakened heart may deteriorate.

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'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants

'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants : Shots - Health News : NPR The Organ Care System pumps blood and nutrients through a human heart before transplant surgery.Credit: josh kurz

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Dr Chris Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful human-to-human heart Orthotopic transplant.

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