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Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014

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Associated Press/Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Hospital Reports First-Ever Double Transplant

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh is reporting its first-ever dual organ transplant since the facility started transplanting organs in 1987.

The hospital says a 63-year-old man continues to recover after receiving a transplanted heart and kidney on Aug. 30. The surgery took 10 hours.

The man was suffering from cardiomyopathy (car-dee-OH-my-AW'-path-ee) or a weak heart. His poor circulation, in turn, damaged his kidneys.

 

To read more, visit the Philadelphia Inquirer web site.

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