Dr Christiaan Barnard with his team. First heart transplant, December 1967.
Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant operation in 1967. The operation lasted 9 hours & used a team of 30 people. The patient, Louis Washkansky suffering from diabetes & incurable heart disease. Barnard  wrote, "For a dying man it is not a difficult decision because he knows he is at the end. If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap into the water, convinced you have a chance to swim to the other side."
Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8/11 de 1922 - 2/09 de 2001) fue un médico cirujano sudafricano y ha pasado a la historia por ser el primero en realizar un trasplante de corazón humano del que se tiene constancia.  La donante fue Dénise Darvall, una joven de 25 años que falleció al ser atropellada. El donado fue Louis Washkansky, de 56 años desahuciado por un irreversible problema cardíaco y una diabetes aguda.Cuando el paciente se despertó, declaró que se sentía mucho mejor con el nuevo…
Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967.  His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.
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Daca vreti sa duceti o viata lunga, activa si sanatoasa, aceasta e cartea de care aveti nevoie.  Christiaan Barnard, cel mai respectat chirurg cardiolog al lumii, va ofera formula proprie pentru o inima sanatoasa, bazandu-se pe o experienta practica de peste treizeci de ani.  Christiaan Barnard a analizat fiecare domeniu esential al vietii omenesti si ne ofera o gama de strategii privind stilul de viata menite sa ne imbunatateasca sanatatea inimii.
Christiaan Barnard (1922_2001) performed the first heart transplant in 1967
Famous doctors: Christiaan Barnard — Brightside
Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the famed South African surgeon who performed the world's first human heart transplant on 53-year-old Louis Washkansky in 1967, had health issues himself. Dr. Barnard had RA, which forced him to end his surgical career in 1983. He spent his last years on the lecture circuit, dividing his time between Europe and Cape Province in South Africa, where he had a farm. He died in Cyprus in 2001.
Christiaan Barnard is one name that we associate with the first ever heart transplant. Read more to find out about his childhood, life and timeline.
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"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor"-Christiaan Barnard  http://avantrhts.com/