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FDA Weighs in on Artificial Hearts

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FDA Weighs in on Artificial Hearts

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FDA Weighs in on Artificial Hearts

FDA Weighs in on Artificial Hearts

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Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration weigh the future of the artificial heart Thursday. They'll examine an experiment in which 14 men had their failing hearts replaced by a two-pound piece of titanium and plastic. Despite mixed results, the maker of the artificial heart is asking the FDA for an exemption to sell the device to a wider group of patients.