1 Chronicles 12:17

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And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you:


Ezekiel 36:26

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A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.


A heart transplant, or a cardiac transplantation, is a surgical transplant procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. As of 2008 the most common procedure was to take a working heart from a recently deceased organ donor (cadaveric allograft) and implant it into the patient. The patient's own heart is either removed (orthotopic procedure) or, less commonly, left in place to support the donor heart (heterotopic procedure); both were controversial solutions to an enduring human ailment. Post-operation survival periods averaged 15 years.

The world's first human heart transplant was performed in 1967 by Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa.Worldwide, about 3,500 heart transplants were performed annually as of 2007; about 800,000 people had a Class IV heart defect indicating a new organ.This disparity spurred research into the transplantation of non-human hearts into humans after 1993. Xenografts from other species and man-made artificial hearts are two less successful alternatives to allografts.In 2011, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. was recognized for performing the most heart transplantations of any U.S. medical center for 2010. The hospital had completed 652 procedures since the program's inception in 1988


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