Lindsey heart transplant complete; 9-year-old in recovery


Published Feb 14, 2013 at 10:56AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The long wait for 9-year-old Haines resident Lindsey Bingham is over: Surgeons at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., successfully completed a heart transplant this morning.

As of 9:30 a.m., Lindsey remained on a ventilator, but the new heart was beating and moving blood through her system, physicians said. Lindsey is expected to remain in intensive care for three days to a week.

For more on the story, visit www.bendbulletin.com/binghamhearts and see The Bulletin in print on Friday.