Posted by: drew | April 13, 2006

Inflamed Heart Getting You Down? Give it a Breather.

Hannah Clark is looking forward to going back to schoolThis is insanely interesting. About 10 years ago a young girl was suffering from cardiomyopathy, her heart nearly doubling in size. This inflammation could have ended her life within a year.

Doctors took a donor heart, and rerouted  her blood supply to the donor heart. They left her own heart intact and beating for the last decade.

Recently, her body began rejecting her donor heart, so they decided to remove the "piggy-back" heart and let her own, rested heart, take over again. She's doing startlingly well, despite recently suffering from lymph cancer in recent years.

 Check out the whole story at the BBC.


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