Christiaan barnard

Explore the fascinating life and groundbreaking achievements of Christiaan Barnard, the renowned South African cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful heart transplant. Learn about his pioneering work and lasting impact on the field of medicine.
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Overview Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first highly publicized heart transplant and the first one in which the patient regained consciousness. On 3 December 1967, Barnard transplanted the heart of accident-victim Denise Darvall into the chest of 54-year-old Louis Washkansky, with Washkansky regaining full consciousness and being able to easily talk with his wife, before dying 18 days later of…

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