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2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Jul. 27--When he was a sophomore in high school, Jim Willerson's parents decided it would be a treat for their son to meet Dr. Denton Cooley, then a rising star coming to San Antonio to lecture on heart surgery.

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--Michael DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what later became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday.

2008-07-14 00:00:07

By John Porretto HOUSTON -- When Dr. Michael E. DeBakey pushed forward with his groundbreaking research and maverick approach to medicine a half century ago, heart surgery was a medical marvel. Today, in part because of his contributions, it routinely saves thousands of lives each day.

2008-02-25 12:01:07

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Imagine a life-saving heart test from a non-invasive device that uses no catheters, no needles, and no blood.

2005-07-14 10:23:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have developed a tiny heart pump specifically for use in children, even newborns, with heart failure, a condition in which the failing heart pumps less blood than the body needs.


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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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