Local October 30, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Dominican Republic’s 1st heart transplant patient is back home

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant was discharged Tuesday after a stay of more than three months in the Plaza de la Salud General Hospital (HGPS).

Stephanie Moreno received a heart transplant 18 July by a team of the medical center’s specialists and left for home in the sector La Agustina, near the hospital.

Her residence was rented temporarily by the Office of the First Lady until the formalities to donate it conclude.

All the furnishings in the house were donated by the Ladies Hospital Corp of Volunteers, including the appliances, furniture, linens, kitchen equipment, and even the decor.

For his part, HGPS Board chairman Julio Amado Castaño expressed the satisfaction felt by the hospital staff, for having Stephanie back home.

“This first heart transplant case opens a life expectancy for thousands of Dominican patients,” he said.

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