10 November 2020 12:34
Donated heart delivered to California hospital after helicopter carrying it crashes A helicopter ambulance transporting a donated heart with three people on board crashed on top of Keck Hospital in Los Angeles Nov. 6, the Los Angeles Times reports. A patient received the heart transplant, which was undamaged, just hours after the incident. "It's actually an amazing story," Meg Aldrich, spokesperson for Keck, told the Los Angeles Times. A pilot and two passengers were on board when the aircraft crashed near the hospital's helipad, with no reports of serious injuries. The pilot was hospitalized with minor injuries and the passengers declined treatment, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Patient care at the hospital was not disrupted, and the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are still investigating the cause of the accident. More articles on cardiology: Heart surgeons with less experience have worse valve surgery outcomes, study finds Devicemaker payments may influence cardiologists' implant choice, study finds 5 pediatric heart practices cardiologists should question © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.