Longest Survival without a Heart

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The World Record of ‘longest survival without a heart’ has been achieved by D’Zhana Simmons (14 years) from South Carolina, USA.

D’Zhana suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, which meant that her heart was weakened and her blood was not being pumped efficiently. Doctors fitted two pumps to keep her blood flowing while she recovered before surgery. It was almost four months later another transplant was carried out. In total, she had lived without a heart for 118 days. This is the longest duration a pediatric patient has been kept alive without any heart at all.


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