Nov 21, 2008

Without a Heart: Girl Lives for 4 Months or 118 Days

14-year-old girl Simmons lives 4 months without heartD'Zhana Simmons, a 14-year-old girl, said she felt like a "fake person" living for 118 days or nearly 4 months without a heart. She underwent two heart transplants after her parents discovered that D'Zhana's heart was very weak to sufficiently pump blood.

The heartwarming story below.

After 4 months of having no heart at all and surviving two heart transplants, D'Zhana Simmons was released from a Miami hospital recently and could go back to their home in Clinton, South Carolina.

Surgeons at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami believe that this is the first time ever that two pumping devices were used to replace the heart of a patient for quite a while.


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14-year-old girl Simmons lives 4 months without heart^D'Zhana Simmons after her 2 heart transplants


Doctors explained that although D'Zhana can now do the things a normal teenager can do, she still has a 50-50 chance of needing another heart transplant before she gets 30 years old.


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Without a Heart: Girl Lives for 4 Months or 118 Days

2 comments:

L. Venkata Subramaniam 1:04 AM  

Isnt it amazing how heart related operations have become so easy. They have a success rate in the high nineties! Just some years back heart operations were among the toughest.

Lover Boy and Girl 3:30 PM  

Hi L. Venkata Subramaniam,

This amazing breakthrough is so beneficial for all.

Thank you for visiting!