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First patient in the world bridged to a successful heart transplant via a Total Artificial Heart.


A petite 44-year-old woman has become the first patient in the world to be bridged to a successful heart transplant, that is, to go from needing a transplant to receiving one, with an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.  The UCLA patient received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to the smaller Total

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