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Non-beating heart donations increase transplantation at Papworth

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Two years after Europe’s first successful non beating heart transplant, the team at Papworth Hospital say they have proven that heart transplants from circulatory determined dead donors (DCD) are successful and can save many more patients on the ever-growing heart transplant waiting list. Doctors at the Cambridge hospital were the first in Europe to successfully perform the operation, in March…

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Pioneering ‘micro-anchors’ treatment offers Cambridge man lifeline

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A Cambridge heart attack victim who was too unwell to undergo a heart transplant was given fresh hope after taking part in pioneering new treatment at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge. In a hospital first, Clive Reams, 60, underwent the BioVentrix Revivent TC System procedure, in which a large aneurysm which had developed after a heart attack was folded away and…

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