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Spotlight: Heart Transplants (Part I) #559488

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Lisa Myers) Heart transplant boom featured; details given, scenes shown. [Federal transplant standards report author Roger EVANS - comments on survival rates.] Survival rates at transplant ctrs. across United States given. [EVANS - says most transplant patients are in danger of dying.] No. of transplant ctrs. given. [Bus. Group on Health spokesperson Willis GOLDBECK - comments on transplant ctrs.] Heart surgeon Jack Copeland's success rate discussed. [Dr. Ted DEITHRICH - explains why he opened up center near Copeland's facility.] Deithrich's survival rate and government's minimum standards listed on screen; details given. [DEITHRICH - defends his survival rate statistics.] [EVANS and GOLDBECK - comment.] Patients noted not given enough information prior to having heart transplant.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Part II previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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