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This teenager was able to live without a heart… See how



Fourteen-year-old D’Zhana Simmons was in
need of a transplant due to her abnormally
large heart. When it came time for her
surgery, the new organ failed to function
properly and doctors were left with no choice
but to remove it. Because this series of events
was not anticipated, doctors did not have
another heart available for Simmons. Because
she was weakened from the surgery, they had
to come up with a solution fast.
They decided to take two artifical pumps and
use them to keep blood flowing in Simmons’
body for almost four months. Usually when an
artifical heart is used to sustain a patient, the
patient’s own heart is left in the body. But this
was not the case for Simmons. For 118 days,
she lived without a heart and solely on the
pumps. Finally when a heart arrived, she
received a successful transplant. Read more facts HERE

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