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Donated heart valves still growing after a year

The first baby to undergo a partial heart transplant will hopefully be spared repeated surgical interventions as the implanted tissue is growing with him.

The first-in-human partial heart transplant has been hailed a success, demonstrating valve growth during follow-up for more than one year.

The procedure marked the world’s first partial heart transplant, offering hope for infants with irreparable heart valve dysfunction.

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