Baby Receives World’s First Combination Heart-Thymus Transplant

A potential breakthrough in how surgeons of the future will deal with heart problems in babies…an infant boy from Asheboro is the first to receive a combination of a heart transplant and an allogeneic processed, thymus tissue implantation from the same donor. After being a patient at Duke Med for seven months, little Easton Sinnamon is healthy and continuing to respond well at home with his parents.

Author: Mike Jackson