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Title The heart-makers : the future of transplant medicine / a report by Till Lehmann
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  617.4120592 Leh/Hmt  2007/11/11  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT HEALTH  617.4120592 Leh/Hmt  2007/11/11  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "German heart surgeons have been using pigs' heart valves successfully in humans for some time now, and are working towards transplanting a whole porcine heart into humans. Because of the massive shortage of organ donors and the long list of people waiting for organ transplants, they must look at other options in order to keep their patients alive. A baboon's heart has been transplanted into humans, but baboons are too small. German heart surgeons speak compassionately about the ethical and emotional issues involved in using an animal heart in humans. They are, however, convinced that the body's own stem-cells will be used for tissue regeneration in the future. (From Germany, in English and German, English subtitles)"--website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast November 11, 2007. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Executive producer: Ulrike Dotzer
Notes DVD
Rated: M
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Heart -- Transplantation -- Germany
Author Lehmann, Till