All rights reserved. At Houston's Ben Taub Hospital, careful—and quick—steps are taken to prep a donor heart for transport and transplantation. To preserve the harvested heart, a member of the transplant team flushes it with a cooling solution that slows its metabolic rate. Doctors have a narrow window of only four to six hours to get the heart into the waiting recipient before it is no longer viable. The heart is the body's engine room, responsible for pumping life-sustaining blood via a 60,mile-long 97,kilometer-long network of vessels. The organ works ceaselessly, beating , times a day, 40 million times a year—in total clocking up three billion heartbeats over an average lifetime.
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