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Heart Valve #90727

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 11, 1984
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(Studio) Ralph Nader organization Public Health Research Group reported asking government to prohibit implants of possibly defective heart valve.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Apparent problems with Shiley valve manufactured by co: (named) explained, discussed. [Washington Cardiovascular Institution spokesperson Dr. Richard SCOTT - notes possibility of sudden death as result of malfunction.] No. documented strut fractures in the valve in recent years mentioned; current safety standards and failure rate of the Shiley valve outlined on screen. Alleged reason for FDA postponing its recall request reported [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Walter GUNDAKER - thinks patients' concerns should be allayed.] [Public Health Research Group spokesperson Dr. Sid WOLFE - claims original problem with strut fractures is not affected by new information given FDA.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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