Medicine: Comeback for Heart Transplants

A new drug dramatically increases the survival rate

Heart Surgeon Denton Cooley had just topped off 27 holes of golf with a Sunday dinner at his vacation home in Galveston, Texas, when an urgent call came through from Houston: a heart was available for transplant. Cooley raced to the Texas Heart Institute, and by 1:30 the next morning, after a 2½-hour operation, a 43-year-old man from Ohio had a new heart and Cooley had completed only his third such procedure in four years.

Since that day last month, Cooley has performed another heart transplant...

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