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  • Title
    HEART FAILURE: TRANSPLANT OR MACHINE?
  • Collection
  • Broadcast date
    13/12/2017
  • Running time
    00:28:12
  • Category
    Science and health
  • Sub-category
    Medicine
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  • Programme types
    Report, Investigation, Magazine
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Summary

Let's take look back on the history of cardiac transplantation with Swiss expert René Prêtre. How has the life of heart transplant patients really changed over the last 50 years? The tragic story of 2-year-old Francisca, who died due to a lack of available grafts, dramatically illustrates the lack of donors. But for Stoyan or Sandro, the transplant meant rebirth. While patients with severe heart failure still need a transplant, others lead an almost normal life through a device in the chest or a brand new heart valve, new technologies that are always more effective but also extremely expensive...

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