Artificial Heart

Susan talks with Dr. Robert Dowling of Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Earlier this week, Dr. Dowling and a team of surgeons implanted an artificial heart into a middle aged patient. This is the first artificial human heart to be contained entirely within a patient's body.

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