In a message dated 7/4/01 9:02:56 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> <CurtAdams@aol.com> Wrote:
> > Well, 620 days. He was the longest by far. I'd forgetten
> > it myself but it was in AOL's background info.
> Yes, you're right, thanks. The poor fellow did have a massive
> stroke soon after it was put in however, I sure hope the new
> machine works better.
With the Jarvik the killer problem was clot formation
on the valves, leading to all the strokes. I'm
puzzled that no source I've yet found discusses
AbioCor valves, given they appear to be the critical
technology. Lots of raving about transcutaneous
power transmission, which is IMO no big deal.
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