• Short Summary

    The first heart transplant operation to be performed in Czechoslovakia and in any socialist country was carried out by a team of surgeons of the Ind Surgical Clinic of the Bratislav Medical School headed by Academician Karol Siska.

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    The first heart transplant operation to be performed in Czechoslovakia and in any socialist country was carried out by a team of surgeons of the Ind Surgical Clinic of the Bratislav Medical School headed by Academician Karol Siska. The head of the surgical team was Dr. Ladislav Kuzela.

    The operation began on July 9th at 9.00 am and the recipient's new heart was transplanted at 11.30 am and began beating at 1.00 pm. The extra-corpular blood circulation was achieved with the aid of Czechoslovak instruments.

    The recipient was 56 year old Mrs. Sarlota Horvathova who was admitted to the hospital with ??? fatal cart valve condition and the risks of a heart transplant were equal to that of a heart operation. The donor was a 46 year old man who suffered fatal injuries the night before after falling from a balcony.

    The new heart functioned normally for 5 hours but then complications set in due to a faulty kidney and liver condition of the patient and despite all efforts to save her, Mrs. Horvathova died at 8.00 pm that evening, after having lived more than 7 hours with a new heart.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FV4GV17AA2IQ6Z8D1NA0BRTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FV4GV17AA2IQ6Z8D1NA0BRTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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