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Heart and lung transplantation

The transplantation of both a heart and two lungs was the last to be successful. It was attempted several times without success.
Using Cyclosporine, this transplantation was finally successful in 1981 with a young lady who had pulmonary hypertension. The transplant was so successful that she patient lived for 23 years.
Dr. Bruce Reitz, a Stanford surgeon, was responsible for this success.