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Heart found for 1 of 2 sisters awaiting transplant

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DALLAS (AP) — A heart has been found for the younger of two North Texas sisters placed on the transplant list.

A spokeswoman at Children's Medical Center Dallas says that the transplant surgery for 7-year-old Emily Smith began Monday morning and was expected to last at least till mid-afternoon.

Both Emily and her sister 9-year-old Shayde were diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, which means their hearts don't relax like they should between pumps, so they don't properly fill with blood.

The sisters were both put on the transplant list on April 3.

 

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

 

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