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Arizona / Artificial Heart #542784

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 07, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tucson, Arizona) Controversy surrounding unapproved use of experimental Phoenix heart implant to save transplant patient Thomas Creighton examined; device noted designed by dentist Dr. Kevin Cheng. [CHENG - defs. competence of his design.] Circumstances leading to implant reviewed; FDA-approved Jarvik-7 artificial heart, currently in William Schroeder and Murray Haydon, mentioned arriving too late for use in Creighton. [Dr. Jack COPELAND - defs. emergency measures.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Potential use of artificial heart as temporary support system until transplant is available discussed; FDA's efforts to determine specifics of Arizona case explained. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson William GRIGG - won't punish doctor or hospital.] [Med. ethicist Dr. Ken. RYAN - feels Arizona situation was handled appropriately.] [GRIGG - opposes doctors experimenting freely with humans.] Dr. William DeVries noted only physician approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for artificial heart implants. [Former Health and Human Services Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - cites need for government to keep pace with science.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warning given Dr. Denton Cooley 4 years after his unauthorized emergency artificial heart implant recalled.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:04:30

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