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Landmark Heart Transplant Achieved After 12-Hour Preservation Aboard Commercial Flight

In a groundbreaking achievement, surgeons at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris successfully performed a heart transplant after transporting a donor heart across the Atlantic Ocean. This historic operation took place in January 2024, using a heart from a 48-year-old donor in the French West Indies. The heart was preserved for over 12 hours using ex-vivo hypothermic,…

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