Keeping Hearts Alive for Transplant [VIDEO]

Keeping Hearts Alive for Transplant [VIDEO]

Keeping Hearts Alive for Transplant [VIDEO]

Future Tense
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Sept. 6 2011 1:25 PM

Keeping Hearts Alive for Transplant [VIDEO]

More than 40 years after the first human heart transplant (though that patient lived just 18 days), doctors still struggle to keep organs viable after the death of a donor. UCLA is working to solve that problem with its “organ preservation system,” now in phase 2 clinical study. As the video below promises, it’s “a heart in a box.”

 

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