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April 28, 1986

A 15-month-old boy was in critical condition, but "doing fine," a day after receiving a new heart from an infant girl who died from an accidental drug overdose, officials at Loma Linda University Medical Center said. The boy, identified only as "Baby James," had suffered from cardiomyopathy, or deteriorating heart muscle, said spokeswoman Anita Rockwell. The transplant operation was completed a day after the father of a brain-dead 15-month-old Los Angeles girl allowed doctors to remove her from life-support systems so her heart could be used to save the life of another child.

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