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Life Lines (Artificial Heart / Ventricular Assist) #653416

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) A major setback for artificial heart recipient Robert Tools when he suffered a stroke and the use of a ventricular assist device for some heart patients examined. [Earlier for Dateline, TOOLS - talks about trying to get out of the hospital.] [University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital Dr. Laman GRAY - says implanting the artificial heart is a highly experimental procedure with risks involved.] [Patient Richard DiNADIO - says the doctors decided to put him on the ventricular assist device.] [Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Dr. Eric ROSE - says patients using the ventricular assist can live longer and feel better.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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