Navigation Links
Britain's Longest Surviving Heart Transplant Patient Dead

Gordon MacDonald, 66, who had a heart transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, in 1980 for cardiomyopathy died on Sunday following a short illness. He was Britain’s// longest surviving heart transplant patient having survived for 26 years after undergoing the surgery.

His daughter, Suzanne MacPhee, was also diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had a heart transplant last year. It is a serious disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and does not work properly.

Mr. MacDonald, who was forced to retire early because of his condition, had a led a full and productive life after the surgery and described himself as the "the luckiest man in the world". The father of two worked for a construction firm after the transplant and also resumed playing golf and cycling after the surgery.

The local Priest of Nairn, Rev Thomas Heggie, said: "He was a good family man and a man of faith. He took the gift of life and used it very well.”

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Britains Bird Flu Contingency Plans Faces Criticism
2. Britains Support for Indias Health Programme
3. Indian Jailed for Defrauding Britains NHS
4. The Longest Living Ulcer Bug With Humans
5. Surviving surgery
6. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
7. Fairer sex Has A Better Chance Of Surviving Lung Cancer
8. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
9. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Due to Heart Problem
10. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
11. New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November ... training center for the Narconon network, announced the release of a new cutting edge ... the Narconon organization has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 23rd ... Tri Lite’s personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this means ... that fit in well with the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal heaters ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ALTO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Smart and Beddit Classic sleep tracking systems. The new app features a more intuitive ... see and understand how well you slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I saw a ... “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to protect them ... enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In doing so, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible for advancing care ... disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive special recognition throughout ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... potential to use SyMRI to find optimal contrast weighting of ... tumor metastases, and has signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR ... the hospital. Using SyMRI, it is possible to generate multiple ... settings after the patient has left, thus making it possible ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ... transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to ... report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "2016 Future ... Drugs of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... report to their offering. --> ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: