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Longest Single Heart-Transplant Survivor Dies of Cancer

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An Ohio man who lived the longest of any American with one transplanted heart has died at age 51.

Tony Huesman died Sunday of cancer, his wife Carol Huesman, said, according to an Associated Press report.

In 2000 Huesman became the longest-surviving American with a heart transplant when a Tennessee man underwent a second transplant operation, the AP said.

Huesman, who received his heart 31 years ago at Stanford University, founded the Huesman Heart Foundation in Dayton, Ohio, which seeks to educate children about heart disease prevention.

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