Doctors perform rare second transplant

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center transplanted a heart into a civil engineer that had been transplanted once before. The previous recipient of the heart suffered from complications unrelated to the organ during the procedure. Dr. J. David Vega of Emory University Hospital, who also chairs the thoracic organ transplant committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing, said that there have been other "used heart" transplants, but it's uncommon.

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