A testimony to the history of heart and lung transplantation: English translation of Demikhov's paper, "transplantation of the Heart, Lungs and other Organs"

Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammad R. Ardalan, Marios Loukas, Helen Phagava, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov, a Soviet physiologist and surgeon, made meticulous attempts at reviving heart and lung transplantation in the last century. Herein, we present an English translation of Demikhov's 1969 paper of Transplantation of the Heart, Lungs and other Organs (published in Eksperimental'naia Khirurgiia i Anesteziologiia), which represented a synopsis of his experiences with experimental transplantation. A brief account of Demikhov's life and contributions to transplant medicine is also given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 3 2010



  • Cardiology
  • Heart
  • History
  • Lung
  • Russia
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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