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"Dropped Heart" Patient in Good Health
A heart that was dropped on the ground while being transported to a hospital has been successfully transplanted in Mexico.
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Erika Hernández, 28, sitting center, Rosa Maria Velazquez, 57, sitting right, and Alfonso Ortiz, 43, sitting left, wave to the press after they were discharged from the hospital after having successful heart transplants in Mexico City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. 

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Erika Hernández, 28, waves from inside an ambulance after being discharged from the hospital where she had a heart transplant in Mexico City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012.  

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According to Mexico's health Department officials the heart arrived at the hospital where the recipient was waiting and the transplant was successful.

 

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Personnel transporting a human heart for a transplant scramble to put it back into the cooler after it fell when they were leaving the helicopter on their way to the hospital in Mexico City, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. 

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Erika Hernández, 28, sitting center, and two other heart transplant patients are surrounded by the press after they were discharged from the hospital in Mexico City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. 

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Erika Hernández, 28, gives a thumbs up from inside an ambulance after being discharged from the hospital where she had a heart transplant in Mexico City, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. Hernandez made national news on Jan. 11 when her new heart was accidentally dropped while being transported to the hospital where she was waiting for surgery. 

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"Dropped Heart" Patient in Good Health

A heart that was dropped on the ground while being transported to a hospital has been successfully transplanted in Mexico.

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