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WPXI-TV: Man receives double organ transplant at Pittsburgh hospital

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 said 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, or a weak heart. His poor circulation, in turn, damaged his kidneys.

“He’s currently in the hospital ambulating and getting ready to go home,” said surgeon David Dean. “He’s limited at this time just with educational issues, learning his medications and learning all about his new organs.”

 

To read more, visit the WPXI-TV web site.

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