Re: "Every patient will die" on artificial heart

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 06:22:59 MDT wrote:
> Wired Online reports about the first self-contained artificial
> heart at,1286,44980,00.html:
> The goal of the experimental trials with the artificial heart, said
> Lederman, is to "double the life span of these patients," to 60 days.
> "Every patient will probably die on the AbioCor," he said. "We need
> to understand that, with this new technology, we may have failures."
> It's sobering that this technological advance only buys an expected 30
> days of life. But it is good to see that the CEO is so frank about the
> state of the art, in these days of hype and PR.

Well, nothing wrong with setting expectations low. That way, anything
beyond 60 days can be termed 'wildly successful' and company stock
values increase commensurately...

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