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Patients taken off life support as part of lung surgery at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune

UCSD’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is a world leader in a lifesaving surgery called Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy.

The procedure is unique because the patient is actually taken off life support for 20 minutes; not once but twice.

Jeff Eckhoff, 57, and his wife, Gayle, will never forget that day on their Oklahoma cattle ranch in 2010 when a cow charged at Jeff by surprise.

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