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Total Artificial Heart Patient 3rd in the World to Receive Dual Transplants
Date:5/6/2009

1 Hour After Heart Surgery, 45-Year-Old Sits Up in ICU and Writes Notes to Fiancée

Tucson, Ariz. (Vocus) – On April 9, 45-year-old Chuck Besen was discharged from University Medical Center (UMC) after making medical history. He is only the third person in the world to receive a donor heart and then a kidney transplant on the same day after living with the SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart.

On March 27, after 156 days on the Total Artificial Heart, Besen received a matching donor heart. An hour after the heart transplant, Besen’s surgeon was surprised to see him sitting up in his ICU bed writing notes to his fiancée Jennifer Hokanson. Six hours later, Besen underwent a second transplant surgery, this time for a kidney.

“To the best of my knowledge, I think there are only two other people who have had the same operations,” said Dr. Jack Copeland, Besen’s heart surgeon. “I would say, by definition, he is a pioneer.”

Besen’s discharge from the hospital after the dual transplants came just in time for him and his fiancée to celebrate their first Easter with their 13-month-old son Dylan at home.

“I had a nice little comfortable life planned out. But it wasn’t rewarding like my life’s going to be now,” said Besen. “Now my life’s going to have true meaning to it.”

In October 2008, Besen had been sent to a Las Vegas hospital to undergo an aortic valve replacement. However, after the val
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