Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

There are currently around 15,00 people under 65 each year in Britain who could benefit from a heart transplant, but there are only around 150 organs available annually.

Professor Stephen Westaby, of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, believes heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years.  A combination of heart pumps and stem cells has the potential to be a good alternative which could help far more people.

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By | 2017-12-08T22:26:29+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Future Medicine|0 Comments