Seventh patient to receive artificial heart dies:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The seventh patient to receive Abiomed's implantable replacement heart, AbioCor, has died post-operatively despite the device functioning as expected, said the Danvers, Massachusetts firm. Surgeons who performed the operation at Jewish Hospital, Kentucky, commented that the patient was in a "severely debilitating preoperative condition" and required a ventilator prior to surgery. This implant is the seventh of 15 to be used in a trial of the device. Two AbioCor patients are still alive.
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