NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 08, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tucson, Arizona) Death of heart transplant and artificial heart recipient Thomas Creighton reported; circumstances leading to emergency use of unapproved Phoenix heart device reviewed. Films, photos shown. [Hospital spokesperson Dr. Allan BEIGEL - announces patient's death.] Med. factors contributing to Creighton's death explained; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) mentioned investigating hospital's decision. [Dorothy CREIGHTON - defs. medical staff's effort to save son's life.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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