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The lung transplant team at Toronto General Hospital performed 102 lung transplants in 2009 setting a new record for lung transplants at TGH in a single year!
As a result of a surgical technique refined at TGH last year, the one-year survival rate for liver transplant patients has increased to 95 percent.
Several firsts were developed at the TGH, including:
-Canada's largest HIV/AIDS clinic, the Immunodeficiency Clinic - 1994
-World's first successful double lung transplant - 1986
-Clinical use of the anticoagulant Heparin - 1935
-World's first successful single lung transplant - 1983
-First external heart pacemaker used in open heart resuscitation - 1950
-The development and first clinical use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes - 1922