Revolutionary heart transplant surgery at Newcastle Freeman hospital | ITV News

Revolutionary heart transplant surgery at Newcastle Freeman hospital | ITV News



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A heart transplant technique has been performed in Newcastle for the first time.

Surgeons have carried out a transplant using a donor heart which is no longer beating. A heart would normally come from someone who is brain dead, but whose heart is still working.

This has been described as the biggest advancement in heart surgery in 30 years and is expected to increase the number of transplants by a third. Katie Cole reports.

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