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Life with a new heart; Transplant patients survive thanks to new devices, drugs

MARVIN JOSEPH/The Washington Post
An implanted device helped keep Chris Einhorn active for 17 months until she had heart transplant surgery in August. She was able to leave the hospital nine days after the operation.

Arthur Allen
Nov 4 2013 - 4:39pm

In 1983, when Orlando Felice was 28 years old, a summer virus caused his heart to fail. For three months, the Baltimore accountant lay teetering on the edge of death until surgeons found him a new heart, from a 16-year-old girl who had died in a motorcycle accident. Felice's operation was the third heart transplant performed at Johns Hopkins...

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