Heart and lung transplant

In this clip a surgeon performs a heart and lung transplant and explains how the new organs were acquired and their life expectancy outside of the body. The clip shows in graphic detail the removal of an old lung followed by the new lungs and heart being placed into the chest cavity. The main blood vessels and windpipe are then connected. The surgeon explains why operations are generally more successful when both lungs and heart are transplanted at the same time. We then see the lungs begin to move and the heart is restarted.

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