Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Barnard
1922 - 2001

Christiaan Barnard  South African Doctor


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Christiaan Barnard was in relationships with Barbara Zoellner (1969 - 1982), Gina Lollobrigida (1968), Aletta Gertruida Louw and Karin Setzkorn.


South African Doctor Christiaan Barnard was born Christiaan Neethling Barnard on 8th November, 1922 in Beauford West, South Africa and passed away on 2nd Sep 2001 Coral Bay, Cyprus aged 78. He is most remembered for Performed the world`s first heart transplant. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Christiaan Barnard is a member of the following lists: 1922 births, Deaths from pneumonia and Afrikaner people.


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First Name Christiaan
Middle Name Neethling
Last Name Barnard
Full Name at Birth Christiaan Neethling Barnard
Alternative Name Christiaan Barnard
Age 78 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th November, 1922
Birthplace Beauford West, South Africa
Died 2nd September, 2001
Place of Death Coral Bay, Cyprus
Cause of Death Severe asthma attack
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality South African
High School Beaufort West High School in 1940
University University of Cape Town for MB ChB in 1945, University of Minnesota for postgraduate training in cardiothoracic surgery (1956)
Occupation Text Doctor
Occupation Doctor
Claim to Fame Performed the world`s first heart transplant
Year(s) Active 1950–2001
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Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant operation and the first one in which the patient regained consciousness. On 3 December 1967, Barnard transplanted the heart of accident-victim Denise Darvall into the chest of 54-year-old Louis Washkansky, with Washkansky regaining full consciousness and being able to easily talk with his wife, before dying 18 days later of pneumonia. The anti-rejection drugs that suppressed his immune system were a major contributing factor.
Barnard had told Mr. and Mrs. Washkansky that the operation had an 80% chance of success, a claim which has been criticised as misleading. Barnard's second transplant patient Philip Blaiberg, whose operation was performed at the beginning of 1968, lived for a year and a half and was able to go home from the hospital.

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Christiaan Barnard78 ScorpioDoctor
South African
Barbara Zoellner48Socialite
South African
Gina Lollobrigida94 CancerActress
Aletta Gertruida Louw-
Karin Setzkorn-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
FrederickMaleBarbara Zoellner
Christiaan Jr.MaleBarbara Zoellner




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