Christiaan Barnard
South African cardiac surgeon
Christiaan Barnard
Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant.
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Hutt Valley police investigate serious assault on elderly man - Newstalk ZB
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Newstalk ZB Hutt Valley police investigate serious assault on elderly man Newstalk ZB Hutt Valley Police are investigating a serious assault on a 70 year old man in the early hours of this morning. Detective Sergeant Christiaan Barnard says three men went to an address in Bush Street in Naenae and smashed a number of windows. When the ... Elderly man 'set upon' in Lower HuttTVNZ Brutal beating leaves elderly man hurtStuff.co.nz 70-year-old's collar bone broken in early-morning attackNew Zealand Herald Scoop.co.nz (press release) all 6 news articles »
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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 3
Yahoo News - about 3 years
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO)AFFAIRS OF THE HEARTProfile America — Tuesday, December 3rd. Two pioneering efforts to save the lives of patients with terminal heart problems occurred this month in the past. On this date in 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa. And 29 years ago yesterday, the first artificial heart transplant took place in Salt Lake City, as Dr. ...
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So What Year Did This 'Mad Men' Season Start In?
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Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 6, Episode 1 of AMC's "Mad Men," titled "The Doorway." After all the speculation and secrecy about what year "Mad Men" Season 6 would pick up in, the two-hour premiere didn't provide any answers ... on the surface. But the series' depiction of a New Years' Eve snowstorm in New York City and mention of a college football game were major clues about the timeline of the new season. According to The Weather Channel, snow has only fallen at midnight on New Years Eve in New York City seven times throughout recorded history. One of those years was New Years Eve of 1967, when "moderate snow was reported with 2 to 3 inches of snow on the ground." A reference to the Cotton Bowl helps definitively nail down the "Mad Men" Season 6 start date. James Wolks' new character Bob Benson told Don that he scored tickets to the college bowl game, which featured a matchup of "Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M." Those teams played each other ...
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Happy Monday everyone, here's my Top 5 for December 3, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits The Kansas City Chiefs broke an eight game losing streak by beating Carolina 27-21 a day after linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. New England clinched the AFC East yesterday, a record 10th for quarterback Tom Brady. Denver clinched the AFC West and Atlanta clinched the NFC South. Houston also clinched a playoff spot. It'll be Alabama vs. Notre Dame for the BCS Championship after Alabama beat Georgia 32-28 in a thriller. Long-time college basketball coach Rick Majerus has died at the age of 64 of heart failure. He led Utah to the 1998 NCAA Championship game. The baseball winter meetings begin today in Nashville. 2. Quarterback Controversy It's the most fun you can have as a fan: a quarterback controversy. Just ask the 49ers. Alex Smith lost his job to Colin Kaepe ...
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Sudhir Chowdhary, BV Mahalakshmi - Financial Express
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But BV Mahalakshmi & Sudhir Chowdhary discover that the 79-year-old's zeal is nowhere diminished, and he has greater plans in the pipeline After the first human heart transplant operation in December 1967, South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard
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Artbriefs: ACT to hold auditions for fall productions - Shreveport Times
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Also included in the exhibit are first-hand records of Albert Schweitzer, discussing his treatment of leprosy in Africa; Christiaan Barnard, the surgeon who performed the first heart transplant; Casimir Funk, the discoverer of vitamins; and Alexander
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Eugen Şendrea a găsit comori de milioane de dolari în casele băcăuanilor - Adevărul
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În 1972, ea a fost operată la Cape Town (Africa de Sud) de doctorul Christiaan Barnard. În 1982, a fost reoperată la Paris şi i sa schimbat iar inima. În ciuda acestor probleme, am iubit-o şi am trăit frumos mai bine de trei decenii împreună“,
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La última frontera del trasplante - El País.com (España)
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En 1967 llegó el primer trasplante de hígado y ese mismo año, en diciembre, el de corazón, a manos de Christiaan Barnard en Sudáfrica. La ciclosporina, un medicamento de fuerte efecto inmunosupresor descubierto a principios de la década de 1970,
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For sisters, organ donation is close to their hearts - Warrnambool Standard
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Late South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard was the first to perform a successful heart transplant in 1966. Australian doctors tried to replicate Dr Barnard's success but several failed transplants in 1967 meant the procedure was not popular for more
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I'M THE LONGEST LIVING HEART OP SURVIVOR - Express.co.uk
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He'd watched a TV documentary about heart transplants and read about the work of Christiaan Barnard but John admits he was apprehensive and thrilled when first told he was suitable for a transplant. “It was still quite an experimental operation and the
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Jantung Buatan Bukan Impian - Fajar
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Pada tahun 1967, Christiaan Barnard menjadi dokter bedah pertama yang berhasil transplantasi jantung dari satu manusia ke yang lain. Operasi bypass koroner pertama dilakukan dengan mencangkok arteri atau vena dari tempat lain di tubuh ke arteri koroner
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After 65 years as a nurse, Northallerton woman remains devoted to profession - The Northern Echo
Google News - over 5 years
In 1967, she witnessed medical history when she attended the world's first heart transplant in Cape Town with Dr Christiaan Barnard, from South Africa. Mrs Cox, 77, moved to North Yorkshire in 1981, where she worked until recently
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Dal 1° agosto al San Filippo Neri cardiochirurgo allievo di Barnard - La Repubblica
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Dunque, la Cardiochirurgia del San Filippo Neri, che neanche un anno fa si pensava di chiudere, ora ha un primario "formatosi alla scuola di Christiaan Barnard". di nazionalità italiana provenienti anche dall'estero - spiega Domenico Alessio,
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MY PLASTIC HEART IS FANTASTIC - Express.co.uk
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In 1967, Christiaan Barnard became the first surgeon to successfully transplant a heart from one human to another. The first coronary artery bypass surgery, in which arteries or veins from elsewhere in the patient's body are grafted to the coronary
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Trapianto di trachea ottenuta da cellule staminali - Tutta Salute
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Christiaan Barnard e dall'altro Louis Washkansky, un paziente cinquantacinquenne che sopravvisse, però, al trapianto solo per 18 giorni. Dopo appena un mese, a gennaio del 1968, Barnard effettuò un nuovo intervento di trapianto sul dentista Philip
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Al San Filippo Neri arriva allievo del grande Barnard - La Repubblica
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Dal 1985 dirige la Cardiochirurgia alla Royal Infirmary di Edimburgo AL SAN Filippo Neri, la Cardiochirurgia che neanche un anno fa si pensava di chiudere, ora ha un primario, Ciro Campanella, "formatosi alla scuola di Christiaan Barnard",
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Трансплантация сердца резко повышает риск развития рака кожи - медицинский портал Здоровье Украины
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Еще в декабре 1967 года легендарный южноафриканский хирург Кристиан Барнард (Christiaan Barnard) пересадил 54-летнему Луису Вашканскому (Louis Washkansky) сердце молодой женщины. С тех пор трансплантология перешла от отдельных, экспериментальных
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Urgent meeting held after Signal Hill stabbing - Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
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The radiologist at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital who treated him said the man went to watch the noon day gun being fired. "He was stabbed twice in the chest and abdomen and was admitted to hospital this afternoon
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Police seek handyman after Green Point murder - Cape Times (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Taken to Christiaan Barnard Hospital, she later died. Chadwick said she was probably attacked in her bed at 8am. “I went to her house to check on her at around 10.30am, as she hadn't answered my many calls that morning. I went up and her car was there,
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El corazón del cirujano - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
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Todos estos avances confluyeron en el momento en que Christiaan Barnard estimuló el nuevo corazón de Louis Washkansky y éste empezó a latir. El paciente sobrevivió sólo 18 días, pero la hazaña fue de tales proporciones que toda la prensa mundial se
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 78
    Christiaan Barnard died on 2 September 2001, while on holiday in Paphos, Cyprus.
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  • 1993
    Age 70
    His second autobiography, The Second Life, was published in 1993, eight years before his death.
    More Details Hide Details Apart from his autobiographies, Dr Barnard also wrote several other books including:
  • 1986
    Age 63
    He had by this time become very interested in anti-aging research, and his reputation suffered in 1986 when he promoted Glycel, an expensive "anti-aging" skin cream, whose approval was withdrawn by the United States Food and Drug Administration soon thereafter.
    More Details Hide Details He also spent time as a research advisor to the Clinique la Prairie, in Switzerland, where the controversial "rejuvenation therapy" was practised. Barnard divided the remainder of his years between Austria, where he established the Christiaan Barnard Foundation, dedicated to helping underprivileged children throughout the world, and his game farm in Beaufort West, South Africa.
  • 1983
    Age 60
    Barnard retired as Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cape Town in 1983 after developing rheumatoid arthritis in his hands which ended his surgical career.
    More Details Hide Details He had struggled with arthritis since 1956, when it was diagnosed during his postgraduate work in the United States. After retirement, he spent two years as the Scientist-In-Residence at the Oklahoma Transplantation Institute in the United States and as an acting consultant for various institutions.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 59
    He divorced Zoellner in 1982. Barnard married for a third time in 1988 to Karin Setzkorn, a young model. They also had two children, Armin (born 1990) and Lara (born 1997), but this last marriage also ended in divorce in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Barnard had an extramarital affair with film star Gina Lollobrigida.
  • FORTIES
  • 1970
    Age 47
    In 1970, he married heiress Barbara Zoellner when she was 19, the same age as his son, and they had two children — Frederick (born 1972) and Christiaan Jr. (born 1974).
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  • 1969
    Age 46
    International fame took a toll on his personal life, and in 1969, Barnard and his wife divorced.
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  • 1967
    Age 44
    He performed the world's first human heart transplant operation on 3 December 1967, in an operation assisted by his brother, Marius Barnard; the operation lasted nine hours and used a team of thirty people.
    More Details Hide Details The patient, Louis Washkansky, was a 54-year-old grocer, suffering from diabetes and incurable heart disease. Barnard later wrote, "For a dying man it is not a difficult decision because he knows he is at the end. If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap into the water, convinced you have a chance to swim to the other side." The donor heart came from a young woman, Denise Darvall, who had been rendered brain damaged in an accident on 2 December 1967, while crossing a street in Cape Town. After securing permission from Darvall's father to use her heart, Barnard performed the transplant. Rather than wait for Darvall's heart to stop beating, at his brother Marius Barnard's urging, Christiaan had injected potassium into her heart to paralyse it and render her technically dead by the whole-body standard. Twenty years later, Marius Barnard recounted, "Chris stood there for a few moments, watching, then stood back and said, 'It works.'" Washkansky survived the operation and lived for 18 days. However, he succumbed to pneumonia as he was taking immunosuppressive drugs. Though the first patient with the heart of another human being survived for only a little more than two weeks, Barnard had passed a milestone in a new field of life-extending surgery.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 39
    He rose to the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cape Town in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Barnard's younger brother Marius, who also studied medicine, eventually became Barnard's right-hand man at the department of Cardiac Surgery. Over time, Barnard became known as a brilliant surgeon with many contributions to the treatment of cardiac diseases, such as the Tetralogy of Fallot and Ebstein's anomaly. He was promoted to Professor of Surgical Science in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cape Town in 1972. Among the many awards he received over the years, he was named Professor Emeritus in 1984. Following the first successful kidney transplant in 1953, in the United States, Barnard performed the second kidney transplant in South Africa in October 1967, the first being done in Johannesburg the previous year. Barnard experimented for several years with animal heart transplants. More than 50 dogs received transplanted hearts. With the availability of new breakthroughs introduced by several pioneers, amongst them Norman Shumway, several surgical teams were in a position to prepare for a human heart transplant. Barnard had a patient willing to undergo the procedure, but as with other surgeons, he needed a suitable donor.
  • 1961
    Age 38
    In 1961 he was appointed Head of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the teaching hospitals of the University of Cape Town.
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  • 1960
    Age 37
    In 1960, he flew to Moscow in order to meet Vladimir Demikhov, a top expert on organ transplants.
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  • 1958
    Age 35
    In 1958 he received a Master of Science in Surgery for a thesis titled "The aortic valve – problems in the fabrication and testing of a prosthetic valve".
    More Details Hide Details The same year he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy degree for his dissertation titled "The aetiology of congenital intestinal atresia". Barnard described the two years he spent in the United States as "the most fascinating time in my life." Upon returning to South Africa in 1958, Barnard was appointed cardiothoracic surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital, establishing the hospital's first heart unit. He was promoted to full-time lecturer and Director of Surgical Research at the University of Cape Town.
  • 1956
    Age 33
    In 1956, he received a two-year scholarship for postgraduate training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States under open-heart surgery pioneer Walt Lillehei.
    More Details Hide Details It was during this time that Barnard first became acquainted with fellow future heart transplantation surgeon Norman Shumway, who along with Richard Lower did much of the trailblazing research leading to the first successful human heart transplant.
  • 1953
    Age 30
    He completed his master's degree, receiving Master of Medicine in 1953 from the University of Cape Town.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he obtained a doctorate in medicine (MD) from the same university for a dissertation titled "The treatment of tuberculous meningitis".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 28
    Barnard did his internship and residency at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, after which he worked as a general practitioner in Ceres, a rural town in the Cape Province. In 1951, he returned to Cape Town where he worked at the City Hospital as a Senior Resident Medical Officer, and in the Department of Medicine at the Groote Schuur Hospital as a registrar.
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  • 1948
    Age 25
    Barnard's first marriage was to Aletta Gertruida Louw, a nurse, whom he married in 1948 while practising medicine in Ceres.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two children — Deirdre (born 1950) and Andre (1951–1984).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 17
    Barnard matriculated from the Beaufort West High School in 1940, and went to study medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School, where he obtained his MB ChB in 1945.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1922.
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