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On 3rd December 1967 South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard conducted the first heart transplant on 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky


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#TBT in honor of February being National #HeartMonth. Christiaan Barnard carried out the first heart transplant in South Africa in 1967.


On 3rd December 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first successful heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a grocer who suffered from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the revolutionary medical operation, which was a success.

FIRST BROADCAST | 02 February 1968 Tomorrow's World Special | Barnard Faces His Critics A debate with Christiaan Barnard, the pioneering heart transplant surgeon.

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Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the famed South African surgeon who performed the world's first human heart transplant on 53-year-old Louis Washkansky in 1967. He died in Cyprus in 2001.