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Artificial Heart / Arizona #95284

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 06, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Emergency use of Phoenix artificial heart, developed by Dr. Cecil Vaughn, to save life of uniden. Arizona patient whose heart transplant failed examined; cooperative efforts of University of Utah researcher Dr. Don Olsen, co-developer with Doctors William DeVries and Robert Jarvik of Jarvik artificial heart, explained. [OLSEN - acknowledges bringing artificial heart device to Arizona.] [Arizona hospital spokesperson Dr. Allan BIEGEL - describes patient's emergency.] Implications of incident for artificial heart devices's use in emergency and legal ramifications for those involved considered.
REPORTER: George Strait

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:01:50

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