Vancouver doctor performs three heart transplants in 24 hours (Dr. Anson Cheung)

As a surgeon, Dr. Anson Cheung is used to putting in long hours in the operating room at St. Paul’s Hospital, performing life-saving surgery on critically-ill patients.

But this week the head of cardiac surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital was pushed to his limits: three heart transplants scheduled within hours of each other.

“We normally do 17 or 18 transplants in one year, so to do three in 24 hours is remarkable,” he said.

Aaron McArthur reports.

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