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Rare Surgery Implants a Second Heart on the Right Side

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Doctors at UC San Diego’s Thorton Hospital conducted a rare surgery Sunday to implant a second heart into a 36-year-old patient with a failing heart.

During the surgery—called heterotopic heart transplantation—doctors positioned the new heart on the right side of patient Tyson Smith’s own heart that was failing, creating two beating hearts. Smith is a San Diego resident.”

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