British surgeons have carried out the world’s first transplants in children using dead hearts that were brought back to life. Using a pioneering machine, NHS medics have been able to reanimate hearts from donors whose hearts had stopped.
14-year-old Freya Heddington first complained of shortness of breath and feeling faint in 2019. She was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy and put on the urgent waiting list. After her transplant last year, she was back home within 10 days.