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Longest-surviving heart transplant patient

A Dutch man has made history by becoming the longest-surviving heart transplant recipient as recognised by Guinness World Records.

Bert Janssen, 57, has thrived for nearly four decades with the donor heart he received at Harefield Hospital in Uxbridge, north-west London, during the 1980s.

His journey began when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at the age of 17 after experiencing flu-like symptoms.

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