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Family of man stabbed by the recipient of pig’s heart shares outrage

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Sister of man who was stabbed by the first person to get a pig's heart in groundbreaking transplant says he is 'not a worthy recipient' and that he should not be viewed as a heroLeslie Shumaker Downey says that she h...

Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times in 1988

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Dying handyman who got second chance at life with a generically-modified PIG heart transplant stabbed man seven times in 1988 leaving him wheelchair-bound: Sentenced to 10 years for attack on 22-year-old man who was ...

Sex killed 17 young Britons through heart attacks, study reveals

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Just 17 Britons have died from cardiac arrests while having sex over the past three decades, study revealsExperts analysed nearly 7,000 heart deaths recorded over 26 years in London   Only a fraction of this total di...

NHS could soon begin giving heart transplant patients organs from PIGS

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US surgeon behind world-first op to give dying man a PIG heart says procedure could see animal organs 'on demand' in future — as top expert says they could be free on NHS in a decadeDr Bartley Griffith said new op co...

How David Bennett made history with a heart transplant from a pig

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TOM LEONARD: A pig's heart and a human life saved...is this the op that'll change transplants for ever? Stricken by terminal heart disease, David Bennett had only one chance left. He had been bedridden in hospital fo...

Pub landlord claims he suffered heart attack when he thrown in jail

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Pub landlord, 67, claims he suffered a heart attack when he was thrown in same jail as Ian Huntley after being falsely accused of poisoning customers - as council faces seven-figure payoutGeoffrey Monks, 67, who ran ...

Female heart patients suffer worse dementia symptoms than men

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Female heart patients suffer worse dementia symptoms than men, new study suggestsThe scientists, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, analysed 1,857 volunteers Seventy-nine per cent of them had at a cardiovascular cond...

Could I be at risk of a heart attack by exercising too much? 

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Could I be at risk of a heart attack by exercising too much? I am 64, consider myself very fit and am a healthy weight. I go to the gym three times a week and like to push myself to get my heart rate...

Britons suffering heart failure could be cured with patches of cells

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Nearly one million Britons suffering from heart failure could be cured with thumb-sized patches of cells that can be stitched onto their damaged organScientists have developed a way of growing tiny amounts of heart t...

When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered’

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‘When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered...but they didn’t know what a fighter she is’  In a heart-wrenching feature for YOU two years ago, Flora Watkins revealed how her joy turned to fea...

Diego Maradona’s younger brother Hugo, 52, dies of a heart attack

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Diego Maradona's younger brother Hugo, 52, dies of a heart attack 13 months after cardiac arrest killed the Argentinian football legendHugo Maradona, younger brother of football legend Diego, has died aged 52  He suf...

When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered’

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‘When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered...but they didn’t know what a fighter she is’  In a heart-wrenching feature for YOU two years ago, Flora Watkins revealed how her joy turned to fea...

Tube super fan, 6, can recite the capital network map by heart

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Tube super fan, 6, who is hoping to break world record as the youngest person to visit all 272 London Underground stations, can recite the capital network map by heart and even has a tube-themed bedroomLewis Wing, si...

When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered’

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‘When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered...but they didn’t know what a fighter she is’  In a heart-wrenching feature for YOU two years ago, Flora Watkins revealed how her joy turned to fea...

Single mom gets heart transplant in time to spend Christmas with son

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Single mother who had a heart attack at age 27 and had to spend TWO YEARS in the hospital gets a life-saving transplant in time to celebrate Christmas with her nine-year-old sonVictoria Guajardo, now 29, was just 27 ...

When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered’

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‘When doctors said my baby girl would never walk, my heart shattered...but they didn’t know what a fighter she is’  In a heart-wrenching feature for YOU two years ago, Flora Watkins revealed how her joy turned to fea...

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