Search Results for: heart transplant

50 Years ago an historic heart transplant created a celebrity scientist

Posted on December 4, 2017 by The Conversation

South Africa’s Chris Barnard stands out in medical history as the heart surgeon who became a global household ...

5 years on heart transplant list – Teen calls for more organ donors

Posted on March 3, 2016 by

A Durban teenager whose life is constantly hanging by a thread has dedicated his time to organ donor ...

France announces second artificial heart transplant

Posted on September 8, 2014 by SAPA

France last month carried out the second transplant of a new-generation artificial heart, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said ...

Mechanical heart implantation is replacing donor transplants: expert

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Contributor

Artificial cardiac device implantation is increasingly replacing donor heart transplantation in South Africa and around the world, and ...

80-Year-old to represent SA at World Transplant Games

Posted on May 21, 2019 by

80-Year-old Johan Roos from Bellville, Cape Town received a heart transplant 20 years ago at Groote Schuur Hospital ...

BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists print 3D heart using patient’s cells

Posted on April 17, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Scientists at the Tel Aviv University achieved a breakthrough by 3D printing a heart using the patient's own ...

First birth after robot-assisted uterine transplant

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Contributor

In a world first, a baby boy was born in Sweden on 8 April 2019 after a robot-assisted ...

Nurse drives kidney transplant patients 800km through the night

Posted on April 2, 2019 by PRESS

Finding suitable donor kidneys was an answer to prayer for two Port Elizabeth kidney transplant patients, but they ...

21-year-old’s incredible total face transplant

Posted on August 28, 2018 by A4W News

Katie Stubblefield’s wit shows through when she describes her face transplant surgery. “Longest nap of my entire life,” ...

Womb transplants: Three British women will soon undergo surgery

Posted on June 5, 2018 by ANA Newswire

Three women are to become the first in Britain to have womb transplants…

Successful penis, scrotum transplant in ground breaking surgery

Posted on April 24, 2018 by ANA Newswire

An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of ...

The Weeknd breaks down on stage performing Selena Gomez heartbreak song

Posted on April 15, 2018 by Cover Media

The Weeknd became visibly emotional during his headline set at the festival on Friday, 13 April...

Durban teen’s second chance at life after lung transplant

Posted on January 8, 2018 by

A Hillcrest teen, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the ...

A woman with a transplanted uterus just gave birth!

Posted on December 4, 2017 by ANA Newswire

For women with uterine factor infertility who want to be mothers, the calculus has always been heartbreakingly simple: ...

Mechanical heart was a lifeline for 5-year-old Mnotho

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Contributor

Today, five-year-old Mnotho Mndebele is a ‘live wire’ with a hearty appetite, playful nature – and a mechanical ...

Youngest heart patient in Africa receives mechanical heart

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Contributor

A five-year-old boy, from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, is the youngest heart patient in Africa to undergo a lifesaving ...

Heartburn medications linked to kidney damage

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Contributor

The sudden onset of kidney problems has been connected with popular heartburn medication. What’s worrying is that the ...

Mechanical heart devices save 10-year-old boy’s life

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Contributor

A South African 10-year-old boy is the first in the world to have had two life-saving mechanical heart ...

Using skin to save the heart

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Contributor

Cell therapies for heart ailments - which involve transplanting heart cells - often fail. Researchers have now found ...

5 Year old in need of heart tranplant

Posted on September 25, 2015 by

Amy Miller is a 5-year-old who loves Katy Perry, spending time with her family, and watching cartoons.

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