Faustau leaves the ICU after a kidney transplant

Faustau leaves the ICU after a kidney transplant

The caller received the new heart on August 27, 2023, in an uneventful surgery, after the patient’s transplant team, which was at the top of the list, refused to transplant the organ..

But at the time, one detail caught the public's attention: the duration of the surgery. According to the medical bulletin issued that day, the operation lasted around 2:30 and was “successfully completed.”

In an exclusive interview with splashDr. Fernando Bacal, the presenter's cardiologist, explained that the time of implantation performed on a communication device is more common than people imagine.

Faustau recorded a video after a heart transplant Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

The period published by the hospital is the time it took for the medical team to connect the arteries and tissues. “It's time for the implant itself, which is the anastomosis [ligação entre artérias]We talk about where to put the stitches [conjunto de manobras realizadas para unir tecidos] From the new heart.”

The whole process can take about six hours. “There is a whole process of opening and closing the bone so that you can operate on the heart, you have to see the bone, which is the sternum, and then close it with staples and metal wires…”

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