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Vanderbilt Surgeons Perform Historic Double Transplant on Man Over 70

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For a long time, doctors followed stringent guidelines over who can receive vital organ transplants. “We used to have these hard and fast rules about age,” said Dr. Ashish Shah, a cardiac surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

But Rex and Nancy Parton are changing that dialogue. Multiple doctors told them that because Rex is over the age of 70, typically the cut-off age for a heart or kidney transplant, there was nothing more they could do for him. The Partons ...

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