What looks like a prop from a steampunk movie is actually a partially decellularized heart in a bioreactor. And this heart has the potential to save the lives of heart attack patients, and, one day, people who need heart transplants too.

This Heart in a Jar Could Make Heart Transplants Safer

What looks like a prop from a steampunk movie is actually a partially decellularized heart in a bioreactor. And this heart has the potential to save the lives of heart attack patients, and, one day, people who need heart transplants too.

‘The 30-year-old was suffering from end stage liver and heart disease. To prevent heavy blood loss and to cut short the transplant time, doctors combined the transplant.’

‘The 30-year-old was suffering from end stage liver and heart disease. To prevent heavy blood loss and to cut short the transplant time, doctors combined the transplant.’

Human heart transplant... photo from derek*b by http://www.flickr.com/photos/blendededu/422514745/

Human heart transplant... photo from derek*b by http://www.flickr.com/photos/blendededu/422514745/

World's first heart transplant 4/12/67 Mr.Louis Washkansky was the world's first heart transplant recipient at Groote Schuur hospital on Monday 4th December 1967. This fantastic operation was performed by Professor Chris Barnard and his team when they successfully transplanted the heart of Denise Darvall (killed by a car in Woodstock) into the chest of Mr. Washkansky.

World's first heart transplant 4/12/67 Mr.Louis Washkansky was the world's first heart transplant recipient at Groote Schuur hospital on Monday 4th December 1967. This fantastic operation was performed by Professor Chris Barnard and his team when they successfully transplanted the heart of Denise Darvall (killed by a car in Woodstock) into the chest of Mr. Washkansky.

*** Very Graphic *** Heart transplantation But a miracle in the making. Proud parent of a child who had a heart transplant. <3

*** Very Graphic *** Heart transplantation But a miracle in the making. Proud parent of a child who had a heart transplant. <3

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