Girl Lives Without Heart for 100+ Days

Lots of good science today. Here’s some more:

Last spring D’Zhana and her parents learned she had an enlarged heart that was too weak to sufficiently pump blood. They traveled from their home in Clinton, S.C. to Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami for a heart transplant.

But her new heart didn’t work properly and could have ruptured so surgeons removed it two days later.

And they did something unusual, especially for a young patient: They replaced the heart with a pair of artificial pumping devices that kept blood flowing through her body until she could have a second transplant.

And then there’s this bit:

“For (more than) 100 days, there was no heart in this girl’s body? That is pretty amazing,” Wearden said.

“Pretty amazing…” I’ll say.

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