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Heart place "console turned on again" in what is called the "heart of the machine in a box".
The surgeon in Australia say they have conducted the first heart transplant using a"cardiac death".
A heart from a donor adult usually come from people who were declared dead because his brain is dead, but with the heart still beating.
A team at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney revive and then mentransplantasikan hearthad stopped beating for up to 20 minutes.
Before the heart is the only organ that is not used after the heart stops beating.
The heart is usually taken when still beats from a donor who had suffered brain death, and then stored in ice for about four hours and then transplanted to patients.
' Heart in a box '
New techniques used in Sydney, by taking the heart has stopped beating and turn it on again in the machine known as the "heart in a box".
This technique is already being used for other organs, especially the liver and lungs.
With this technique, the heart being guarded to keep warm, the heartbeat is restored, and the specific fluid used to reduce damage to the heart muscle.
The first patient who received the transplant technique this is Michelle Gribilas,suffering from congenital heart failure. He underwent surgery more than two months ago.
"Now I am a person who is completely different," he said. "I felt like I was 40 years old," said the 57-year-woman.
"I'm very lucky."
It has since been performed two operations which also worked.
Prof Peter MacDonald, head of the St. Vincent heart transplant unit, said, "this is a bigbreakthrough to reduce the shortage of donor organs."
"Heart in a box," which is being tested in various places around the world, it is estimated it could boost the number of life-saving organ and 30% more.
This breakthrough also could be a way out of the dilemma that often arises, when a potential donor's family considered having brain death can not categorized the dead. (BBC)