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Dying man now has two beating hearts

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A man was left with two beating hearts after surgeons performed a rare “piggyback” operation in a last-ditch attempt to save his life.

The 56 year-old Indian patient was meant to have a standard transplant operation but the doctors quickly realised the donor organ from a brain-dead teenager was too small.

Cardiothoracic surgeon A Gopala Krishna Gokhale turned to “Plan B” and connected the healthy heart to the old failing organ during a seven-hour operation at Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad last week.

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/techandscience/man-now-has-two-beating-hearts-after-successful-piggy-back-transplant-operation/ar-BBJoxJK?li=BBuW5k4

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/man-ends-up-with-two-hearts-after-surgery/article22717440.ece

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Keel M.

How could you not know that a heart was too small before you started the operation?

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Wickian
9 minutes ago, Keel M. said:

How could you not know that a heart was too small before you started the operation?

They didn't follow the 'measure twice, cut once' approach I guess?

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Keel M.

Seems not.

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paperdyer

The Doctor made a Doctor.  Galafrey, here he comes.  TARDIS pick-up please.

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Cam Gibb

Now that's "having a heart", x's 2. Twice the "heartfelt" feelings. :-)

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