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World's First AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart Procedure Performed At Jewish Hospital By University Of Louisville Surgeons

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July 6, 2001
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A Jewish Hospital clinical team led by University of Louisville surgeons Laman A. Gray, Jr., M.D., and Robert D. Dowling, M.D., successfully implanted ABIOMED, Inc.'s AbioCor replacement heart in a mid-to-late 50-year-old patient on Monday, July 2. The seven-hour surgery, performed with a team of 14 nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, anesthesiologists and other support staff, was the first of its kind in the world.

(LOUISVILLE) – A Jewish Hospital clinical team led by University of Louisville surgeons Laman A. Gray, Jr., M.D., and Robert D. Dowling, M.D., successfully implanted ABIOMED, Inc.'s AbioCor replacement heart in a mid-to-late 50-year-old patient on Monday, July 2. The seven-hour surgery, performed with a team of 14 nurses, perfusionists, physician assistants, anesthesiologists and other support staff, was the first of its kind in the world.


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Jewish Hospital. (2001, July 6). World's First AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart Procedure Performed At Jewish Hospital By University Of Louisville Surgeons. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706080839.htm
Jewish Hospital. "World's First AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart Procedure Performed At Jewish Hospital By University Of Louisville Surgeons." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706080839.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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