Baptist Health Performs 250th Heart Transplant

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Twenty-seven years ago, Baptist Health was the first hospital in the state to perform a heart transplant and now celebrates the life-giving milestone of transplanting the 250th heart since the transplant program began in 1989.

Brittany Dow, 33, of Little Rock, received the 250th heart on Sunday, Oct. 2. She is listed in serious condition, which is to be expected at this time, at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock (BHMC-LR). Dow was diagnosed with congestive heart failureand was on the transplant waiting list for 31 days.

The Baptist Health Heart Transplant Program is a part of the Baptist Health Heart Failure and Transplant Institute. This program provides a central location for patients who have had an organ transplant or are awaiting a transplant to be evaluated in the most timely and comfortable manner. The comprehensive unit helps keep patients from having to leave the state in order to get a new heart.

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