10th AbioCor artificial heart implanted in Texas.
Six grapefruit-sized AbioCor devices, produced by Abiomed, Inc., were implanted in 2001, one in 2002 and 3 thus far in 2003. The 7 patients who received implants in 2001 and 2002 have died.
The longest-living AbioCor implant recipient was Tom Christerson, who died last month after surviving 512 days with the device.
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|Title Annotation:||Texas Heart Institute implants devices produced by Abiomed Inc.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 17, 2003|
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