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FEBRUARY 19 , 2007
  46-Year-Old Man Receives First Temporary Total Artificial Heart in Northeast U.S. From Penn Cardiac Surgeons
  New “Bridge to Transplant” Technology Used to Lengthen Lives of Patients Waiting for Donor Human Hearts

UPDATE: Patient Gary Onufer received a donor heart on March 11, 2007. His recovery went well and he was discharged from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22, 2007.

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Operation of the Temporary Total Artificial Heart
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CardioWest™ Temporary Total Artificial Heart
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News Conference: February 19, 2007
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