Friday, April 14, 2006

In A Switch, Girl's Old Heart Takes Over From Her Failing Transplanted Heart

From the Washington Post:
British doctors announced Thursday that they had successfully removed a heart that had been given to a girl in an unusual transplant procedure and that her own once-failing heart had recovered and was keeping her alive by itself.

The girl's own heart was left in her body during what is known as a "piggyback" transplant in 1996. The organ now appears to be working after a decade of rest.
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