Cardiologist Dr. Felix Schönrath talks about the causes of heart failure and about how donor hearts are allocated. We’ll hear about transplantation medicine, the uses of artificial hearts, and attempts to grow human organs.
Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision song contest, is doing well after a heart transplant, doctors say. Sobral, who suffered from a longstanding heart condition, is Portugal's first Eurovision winner.
Pioneering surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley died Friday aged 96. He also performed the world's first surgery implanting an artificial heart.
Restrictive laws, religious concerns and a lack of knowledge about donating organs mean that medically-sophisticated Japan lags well behind other nations in life-saving operations. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The Netherlands has passed a controversial new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they specifically opt out. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France.
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