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Duke Surgical Team Successfully Implants New Generation Artificial Heart in Patient, First in U.S.

Monday, September 27, 2021
By Katie Tan, The Chronicle
The Duke University Hospital surgical team works to implant an artificial heart in a 39-year-old patient.

Photo above: A Duke University Hospital surgical team implants an artificial heart in a 39-year-old patient.

Duke is now the first medical center in the United States to implant a new generation of an artificial heart in a patient. 

On July 12, 2021, a surgical team at Duke University Hospital, led by Assistant Professor of Surgery Jacob Schroder, MD, and Professor of Surgery Carmelo Milano, MD, implanted the artificial heart in a 39-year-old man with heart failure. The procedure demonstrated that the device can act as a successful bridge to transplant before patients receive a full heart transplant.

Read the full article here at The Chronicle.

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