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heart carmella giglio - Woman Not To Get A New Heart HOUSTON (UPI) —...
Woman Not To Get A New Heart HOUSTON (UPI) — Carnella Carnella Giglio traveled from her native Sicily to .America without even telling her husband so she could "surprise "surprise him with a new heart" Now she must return to Italv a dying woman. Xo Details Given •Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, who apparently indicated in a letter he would examine her, if she could get to Houston, Thursday told Mrs. Giglio, 53, there is nothing he can do for her diseased heart. DeBakey did not give the medical reasons why, and the hospital issued a brief statement saying only that a heart operation "would not be in Mrs. Giglio's best interests." Earlier in the week, Dr. DeBakey told a Senate hearing on medical research research in Washington that heart transplants were on the decline because, "the general clinical assessment that the warrant the Mrs. Giglio, of Catinia, Sicily, arrived in New York with only a return ticket to Rome. She had no money, but the city's Italian-American Italian-American League raised funds to get her to Houston. She arrived arrived March 2. After a week of tests, she was told she could not be operated on. The frail woman, woman, who is 4-foot-7 and weighs 100 pounds, remains at Houston's Methodist Hospital Hospital today, free of charge, while hospital personnel try to find the money to send her back to New York.

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 09 Mar 1973, Fri,
  3. Page 38

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