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2012-08-06 02:25:38

BERLIN, August 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/63857 - For the first time in the history of Japan it was possible for doctors at the University of Tokyo, on August 2, 2012, to save a small child who was seriously suffering from a severe heart condition, aided by a Berlin Heart EXCOR(R) ventricular assist device. From a medical point of view the...

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2008-11-20 13:14:58

The surgeon who performed the nation's first human heart implant has died. Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, a cardiac surgeon who also developed medical implants, died Friday in Ann Arbor of complications from heart failure, according to his wife, Jean Kantrowitz. Kantrowitz became the second surgeon in the world, and the first in the U.S. to perform a human heart transplant on an infant who died several hours later. He performed two more heart transplants before turning away from that field and...

2008-11-19 16:44:22

Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, who performed the first human heart transplant in the United States, has died of heart failure in Ann Arbor, Mich., at age 90. Kantrowitz, who died Friday, also pioneered the development of mechanical devices to extend the life of patients with heart failure, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Kantrowitz performed the first U.S. human heart transplant in 1967, when he transplanted the heart of a brain-dead baby into a baby with a fatal heart defect, the Times said....