Thursday, April 13, 2006
Doctors perform breakthrough heart surgery by removing a donor heart and restarting a Welsh girl's dormant heart which had been kept at the time of the transplant. Her original surgeon came back out of retirement to advise the team. Over the ten years that she had had the donor heart, her own heart had rested, and she is showing no signs of the cardiomyopathy that caused the transplant in the first place. What an amazing story, especially given that the girl is also in remission for lymphoma. It amazes me what can be done these days.