ILLUSTRATION - PIGGYBACK HEART TRANSPLANT

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ILLUSTRATION - PIGGYBACK HEART TRANSPLANT
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Image ID: D1FM1H
An illustration of a piggyback heart transplant, also called a heterotopic heart transplant. The recipient's heart is left in situ and the donor heart is attached by connecting the aorta to the recipient's aorta, the pulmonary artery to the recipient's pulmonary artery, and the superior vena cava to the recipient's right atrium. The left atria of both hearts are also merged.