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Christian Emile Cabrol (16 September 1925 – 16 June 2017) was a French cardiac surgeon. He was known for performing Europe's first heart transplant at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in April 1968. From 1994 to 1999, Cabrol represented France in the European Parliament and was affiliated with Rally for the Republic. He was named a commandeur of the légion d'honneur and awarded an ordre national du Mérite for his work.[1]


  1. ^ "Mort de Christian Cabrol, qui a réalisé la première greffe cardiaque en Europe". Le Monde (in French). 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.