TITLE

Is 79 too old for a heart transplant?

AUTHOR(S)
Cairney, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/08/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 3, p390
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a decision to perform a heart transplant on a 79-year-old man. Decision which was made by the University of Alberta Hospital transplant unit members; The condition of the heart the man received; The ethical questions that the transplant has raised, including why, if the patient was deemed fit enough to receive a transplant, he received a second-rate heart.
ACCESSION #
2784760

 

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