Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stop Dragging My Heart Around

Great Moments in Mexican Cardiothoracic Surgery:
Mexican emergency team drops heart in street while rushing it to waiting transplant patient

Mexico City police say they used a helicopter to deliver the heart in “a rapid, precision maneuver.” But after exiting the chopper, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.

...The medic returned the heart to the cooler, and the Health Department confirms it arrived at the hospital where the recipient was waiting.

There has been no information on whether the transplant was successful.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

But at least it did have a happy ending! (the transplant was successful)

http://eleconomista.com.mx/distrito-federal/2012/01/12/efectuan-transplante-corazon-pese-caida-traslado

Burro Hall said...

By "successful," you mean "no complications in the 15 hours between the end of the surgery and when this article was published," right?

Huitzilopochtli said...

It was the thought that counted.

Anonymous said...

SNL just did this story on Weekend Update, saying the heart was successfully transplanted, earning the medic who dropped it the nickname "5 second Raul".