• HEART IN A BOX

    HEART IN A BOX

    Experts from the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine using a pioneering method of organ retrieval that keeps the heart pumping outside the patient’s body for several hours.

    The pioneering method of heart transplant, performed by doctors at Prague’s Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, required two teams of doctors, three ambulances and a unique technology, known as beating heart in a box. 

    The heart was taken from a young woman who died in hospital in the Ústí nad Labem region, and was brought to Prague in a special device, which keeps the heart beating during the transportation from donor to recipient. 

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