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Artificial Heart #87862

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 25, 1984
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(Studio) Condition of William Schroeder after receive artificial heart implant reported; Dr. William DeVries, Schroeder's physician, recalled performing first artificial heart surgery on Barney Clark.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Louisville, Kentucky) Schroeder's surgery examined; films shown. [Humana Hospital spokesperson George ATKINS - announces operation.] Details of procedure to implant Jarvik 7, named after inventor Dr. Robert Jarvik, explained. [ATKINS - describes status of surgery in series of announcements.] Complications in Clark's surgery recalled. [ATKINS - conts. announcements.] [Dr. Allan LANSING - describes Schroeder's post-surgery response.]
REPORTER: George Strait

(Studio) Schroeder's prognosis, factors possibly adversely affecting implant, problems and ethical issues related to such experimental surgery, include that recently of Baby Fae discussed. Jasper, IN, Schroeder's hometown, noted turning out for mass today at his church; remarks of Reverend John Davidson outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson, Dr. Timothy Johnson

Donaldson, Sam;
Johnson, Tim;
Strait, George

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