Medical milestone: Aurora St. Luke’s celebrates 50th anniversary of heart transplants

MILWAUKEE -- Wednesday, Oct. 24 was a big day for Aurora Health Care. It celebrated the 50th anniversary of heart transplants at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The first transplant in the Midwest was performed at St. Luke's in 1968. We are told the first patient lived nine years after the surgery which was virtually unheard of at the time.

In the 50 years since the technology was introduced, Aurora St. Luke's has performed 920 transplants.

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