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BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1350

Surgeons transplant beating heart: Surgeons at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge have used a new system for preserving a heart before transplanting it. Rather than storing the heart in a cold ischaemic state during transfer, the donated heart was kept beating, with blood and oxygen circulating at an appropriate temperature. The technique is being trialled …

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