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User:
Drummond, Michael  Search this
Designer:
Jarvik, Robert  Search this
Maker:
Symbion, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
polyurethane (overall material)
dacron (overall material)
polycarbonate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 13.7 cm x 10.1 cm x 9.6 cm; 5 13/32 in x 3 31/32 in x 3 25/32 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 in x 9 in; 10.795 cm x 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
artificial heart
heart, artificial
Place made:
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
Associated place:
United States: Arizona
Date made:
1985
Associated date:
1985-08-29
Description:
This Jarvik-7 total artificial heart was used in the first authorized bridge to organ transplant operation. A bridge to transplantation is a temporary measure that replacs a failing heart with a mechanical pump while waiting for a human heart for implantation. Jack G. Copeland, M.D, performed the surgery on August 29, 1985 at the University Medical Center, University of Arizona. The patient, 25 year old Michael Drummond, lived with the mechanical pump for nine days until a donor heart could be implanted. Later, Drummond kept the heart in his home before its donation to the Smithsonian.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Cardiology  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Health Care  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Related Publication:
Copeland, J. G.. First successful bridge to transplantation with the total artificial heart
Credit Line:
University Medical Center of the University of Arizona
ID Number:
1987.0474.01
Catalog number:
1987.0474.01
Accession number:
1987.0474
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1147093