This is a story of the power of perseverance and love. A man named Kevin Lue was triathlete who developed a rare disease that caused his heart to fail. In a matter of months he went from intense competition to barely being able to walk. He needed a heart transplant. In addition to his new heart, he got a whole lot more.

This is a story of the power of perseverance and love. A man named Kevin Lue was triathlete who developed a rare disease that caused his heart to fail. In a matter of months he went from intense competition to barely being able to walk. He needed a heart transplant. In addition to his new heart, he got a whole lot more.

This site has virtual surgeries of all types and virtual dissections!--I will definetly be checking this out...

This site has virtual surgeries of all types and virtual dissections!--I will definetly be checking this out...

Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation (Hardcover) (Jon A. Kobashigawa)

Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation (Hardcover) (Jon A. Kobashigawa)

Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donation Blog℠: UR Medicine Heart Transplant Team Celebrates 200 Heart Transplants, 200 second chances at life

Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donation Blog℠: UR Medicine Heart Transplant Team Celebrates 200 Heart Transplants, 200 second chances at life

The Bridge To Heart Transplantation:  Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)

The Bridge To Heart Transplantation: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)

Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967.  His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.

Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967. His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.

Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first  Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr - This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr - This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

NOVA Online | Electric Heart | Operation: Heart Transplant (sw)

NOVA Online | Electric Heart | Operation: Heart Transplant (sw)

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