Heart transplant recipients Jan Damen (C) and Michelle Gribilas (L) (Picture: AAP)
Three dead hearts have been brought back to life and transferred into sick patients, using an amazing new procedure.
Australian doctors, who work at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital, were able to transform the lives of Michelle Gribilas, 57, Jan Damen, 44, and another patient, by giving them a new heart that had previously been unresponsive.
‘I feel amazing,’ said Mr Damen.
‘I’m just looking forward to getting back out into the real world.’
A preservation solution is pumped into the heart to bring it back to life (Picture: AAP)
Surgeons worked with the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute to develop a preservation solution that allowed them to resurrect the hearts after they had not beaten for up to 20 minutes.
Previously doctors were limited to using organs from donors who were totally brain-dead and had hearts that were…
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