ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1984
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(Studio) William Schroeder's condition after artificial heart implant reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Louisville, Kentucky) Schroeder's surgery yesterday and his current condition examined; photos shown. [Melvin SCHROEDER - is proud of father, optimistic over Dr. William DeVries' and Dr. Allan Lansing's prognosis.] [Margaret SCHROEDER - agrees.] [LANSING - describes Schroeder's status.] Circumstances of procedure reviewed; Barney Clark's near death during operation recalled. [LANSING - is pleased with initial results.] [Hospital spokesperson George ATKINS - announces necessity of second surgery for Schroeder due to complications.] [Cheryl SCHROEDER - is worried; notes family's support for each other.] Basis of doctors' optimism over Schroeder's chances as compared to Clark's explained. [LANSING - describes approach to Schroeder's case.] Una Loy Clark mentioned contacting Schroeder family; Humana Hospital's plans for further artificial heart implants noted.
REPORTER: George Strait
(Studio) Physicians' cautious optimism about Schroeder, future of artificial heart device and procedure, role of private medical corporation in event discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim Johnson
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