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Two hearts girl full recovery

14th July 2009

A teenage girl from Wales has been told she has made a "complete recovery" after having a donor heart disconnected.

The donor organ was originally transplanted in 1995 because Hannah Clark suffered from cardiomyopathy. However it was rejected after immunosuppressant drugs were reduced because they caused tumours to grow in her body. Sir Magdi Yacoub said: "We did not expect her heart to recover but when it did begin to recover we were absolutely delighted. A heart that was not contracting at all now is functioning normally. It shows the possibility of recovery of the heart."

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Article Information

Title: Two hearts girl full recovery
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12137
Date Added: 14th Jul 2009

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