ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Tim Johnson) The use of a battery-powered heart assist device for cardiac patients awaiting heart transplants featured; the case of heart attack patient Frank Simonetti cited as an example; animation shown of how the LVAD works to help the heart pump blood. [Cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet OZ - talks about heart problems.] The history of the artificial heart that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) took off the market in 1990 reviewed.
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