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2008-10-15 12:00:33

The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy. The fourth, her older brother Andrew, would be diagnosed shortly after Elizabeth. It was thought to be a death sentence. "I thought I would go absolutely insane," said her mother, Susan Craze. This was still the...

2006-02-10 16:53:20

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University said. South African Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant in Cape Town in December 1967, but the patient lived for only 18 days. Shumway undertook the first U.S. heart transplant in a 54-year-old steelworker just a few weeks later in 1968. His...

2006-02-10 15:30:28

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University announced. South African Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant in Cape Town in December 1967, but the patient lived for only 18 days. Shumway undertook the first U.S. heart transplant the next year. Most early heart transplant patients did not live long, as their...


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