Heart to Heart: Background

Kevin Fong and Richard Barnett present the innovations and setbacks of human heart transplants.

Human-to-human transplants are one of the great successes of post-war surgery, but they also raise some of the most profound ethical and clinical questions in modern medicine.

Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellows Dr Kevin Fong and Dr Richard Barnett lead a panel of experts, including cardiac surgeons Sir Terence English and Francis Wells, and medical ethicist Dr Antonia Cronin, to explore the remarkable story of heart transplants, and ask: where next?

This is the first part of an Ri event that took place on 15 February 2012. Watch the debate (part two) here.

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Being Human, Talking Science

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Type:
Event
People:
Dr Kevin Fong, Dr Richard Barnett
Location:
London, UK
Filmed in:
The Theatre
Published:
2012
Filmed:
2012
Credits:

Royal Institution

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