Frank De Santiago (image) Texas Children's Hospital Share Print E-Mail Caption Frank De Santiago recuperates from transplant surgery in Houston after receiving a new healthy heart. He made medical history last fall when Texas Children's Hospital discharged him after implanting a mechanical heart pump. The 16-year-old is the first pediatric patient in the nation to be discharged while wearing a mechanical heart pump, and doctors believe a return to somewhat normal life helped prepare him for receiving a donor heart. Credit Photo by Paul Vincent Kuntz, Texas Children's Hospital Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.