Denton A. Cooley, M.D.; Grady L. Hallman, M.D.; Domingo Liotta, M.D.; Robert D. Leachman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Bruno J. Messmer, M.D.
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At The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, we have performed 20 cardiac transplants in 19 patients, including a second allograft in 1 case and a combined cardiopulmonary transplant in another. A two-stage approach to cardiac replacement was implemented using an orthotopic cardiac prosthesis for total cardiac substitution in a 47-year-old man whose heart failed after cardiopulmonary bypass. For 64 hr the four-chambered, pneumatically controlled pump, which was connected to an external control console by tubes passed through the patient's chest wall, effectively supported circulation until a donor heart was secured for transplantation and the prosthesis removed. Thirty-two hours after allografting the
Cooley DA, Hallman GL, Liotta D, et al. Cardiac Replacement: Current Status of Cardiac Transplants and Prostheses.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:781. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-781_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):781.
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