The First Human Heart Transplant was performed in

  • America
  • South Africa
  • England
  • France
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 10th April 2015 in General Knowledge.
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Answer: South Africa

On 3 December 1967, South African doctor, Dr. Christiaan Neethling  Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001), performed the world’s first human to human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town South Africa.

A Heart transplant occurs when the malfunctioning heart and muscles are replaced with a functioning heart-usually of a person who just died.  It is very complex and time consuming and the availability is usually low. It is done only in emergencies.
The original theatre where this transplant was performed has been turned into a museum in honour of these pioneers of medicine, and to the first donor and recipient.

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 11th April 2015.
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