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.
tags: heart transplantation
, washington post
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