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It's pretty staggering to think about the amount of medical progress made in the past 50 years. From new vaccines, to treatments for cancer to gene therapies, the ways we interact with medicine have altered much about modern life. One particularly impressive achievement? The first heart transplant was performed 50 years ago in South Africa. What's especially impressive about heart transplants is the outcome of the dramatic surgery; 98% of recipients are alive at one year and the five-year survival rate is 78%. Even if you're not a medical professional, there's much to learn about when and how heart transplants are performed. Or, just brush up on anatomy basics, by studying a human heart diagram.


  1. SwampFoxMarion

    I learn something new.

  2. MiloWolter PLUS


  3. CarolineH_Awesome

    This is why i want to be a doctor. I learned something new.

  4. CarolineH_Awesome

    This is why i want to be a doctor. I learned something new.

  5. A_L_I_V_E

    huh. pretty cool.

  6. awesomeduelist669

    That's pretty cool!

  7. poodle365

    Amazing! 😉

  8. Nicole91055

    cool :)

  9. D_J_K PLUS

    Definetly going to look at this

  10. hailzy1222

    cool cheek out my account!

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  12. Brenton_Magoon

    Thats really cool about how they were able to do that

  13. C8ElizaS

    The fact that most of the donors for the heart-transplants are in there prime (15-35) is a little freaky, because it means that the people becoming brain dead or on life support are younger than those who are recieving the organs. This just goes to show that the pre-frontal cortex in teenagers and young adults, is not fully developed, therefor reducing accuracy with risk perception.

  14. pkstucky

    That is kind of interesting, I think you will make a great writer😀

  15. chud04

    I already new this.

  16. Proverbs_2_6

    Awesome! Medical concepts and technology have come so far! Nice!!

  17. Patrick__-_-

    This is very interesting to learn. :)

  18. Aarian_Dhanani TEACHER

    This is really cool! Thanks for the info!

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  20. Sela_457

    Can you add the high five button back to study sets? Also, my account has a lot of Quizlets that anyone could probably look at and learn from :)

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  22. Rainbowgirl566

    That's kind of creepy though, how the rate of people living five years later sharply drops. But still...

  23. SharonAbr

    This is really cool

  24. Uni04

    24th comment.

    Wow that is really cool!

  25. JuliusSeizure-

    dats nice.....

  26. GamingWessel

    Everyone is like: "check my account pls", and I'm here like: "Wow, heart transplants, interesting!"

  27. drum2003

    We have come so far since the first heart transplant. As we continue to progress, what big, new, health breakthrough will happen next?

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  29. Alix_22

    That is awesome! I can't believe how far modern-day medicine has come!

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  31. ChanceTheRapper256

    was good

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  33. danyellebliffin

    and btw, i learned something new as well. my grandfather had to go through a heart transplant before and i never knew everything about what they work with or how they do it or anything but your a great writer!!

  34. notebook110

    theres always a mistery in life and you solved one of them

  35. livleenkaler

    This is really cool!

  36. hjustice45

    awesome its a heart

  37. dylandozier2002

    simpily divine

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  39. UniFox123

    This is very cool! The things that our doctors do for us is amazing!

  40. trooper52

    That was a life changer. I didn't know that i was soooooooooooooooooooo cool.

  41. trooper52

    I am also a state trooper. For Texas in Donly county.



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  44. Nurk1n

    101st high five!!!

  45. Ochoa7777

    interesting sh.... stufffff. yeah, stuff

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  47. Watsona325

    Wonderful to know

  48. Rebecca_Lambert374 TEACHER

    This is REALLY great! My son will be needing a transplant in the next 5 years (possibly) and this is really great to know!

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  51. smartestpanda1234

    WOW. I never knew this!

  52. mnbs

    that is amazing

  53. kishore17

    Pretty cool

  54. kishore17

    I like the way some of the teachers are commenting by saying "I wanna be a doctor" :)

  55. danieltan431

    I already knew this...
    but mk

  56. vernam2004

    my aunt was one of the first people to survive a rubber banded heart. she was only expected to live for about 6 days but she's about to have her 50th anniversary with her husband.

  57. odmount

    This is so amazing!

  58. amazingCooperS3

    I was the one that they did the transplant on, it was very successful and I now get to enjoy life more than ever!! Thank You!!

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