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11/05/1987 The first heart–lung transplant


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# 45 - World's First Successful Single Lung Transplant

A heart–lung transplant is a procedure carried out to replace both heart and lungs in a single operation. Bruce Reitz performed the first successful heart–lung transplant on Mary Gohlke in 1981 at Stanford Hospital. The transplant team at Stanford is the longest continuously active team performing these transplants.
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