Two hearts beat as one: Patient has second donor heart attached to his own in life-saving operation

They say two heads are better than one, now pioneering surgeons have proven that two hearts can beat stronger as a pair as well… and they have caught the moment on video.

Patient Tyson Smith, 36, was suffering from heart failure but was too weak to have a traditional heart transplant.

So surgeons at the UC San Diego’s Thorton Hospital left Mr Smith’s own heart in place and implanted a second donor heart next to it, which they then fixed together.

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