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Team performs first heart transplant in years

JACKSON — According to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), its pediatric heart transplant team has performed the first heart transplant in eight years on 13-year-old Malcolm Jones of Winona. Jones underwent surgery Sept. 18 at Batson Children’s Hospital. He is listed in fair condition. The pediatric heart transplant program had become inactive due to a gradual loss of ...

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UMMC 1st in MS to implant new heart device

JACKSON – A University of Mississippi Health Care surgical team placed the state’s first implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jackie Kirkman of Tupelo, improving her chances for an eventual heart transplant. The LVAD, called a bridge to transplantation, is a mechanical blood pump that assumes some of the work for the heart. It’s reserved for end-stage heart failure ...

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