Healing the Heart
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1893

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Dr. Hale performs the first open heart surgery using procedures.

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1943

Dr. Harkan created a technique to remove shrapnel from soldiers hearts.

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1943

The discovery of antibiotics improved patients chances of surviving surgery.

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1952

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Dr. Bigelow suggested cooling patients during heart surgery.

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1958

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A new heart lung machine was perfected.

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1965

Dr. Debakey worked with heart failure patients.

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1967

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Dr. Banard performed the first human transplant.

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1969

Dr. Cooley transplanted an artificial heart to a man.

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1982

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Dr. Jarvik designed the first artificial heart.

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1983

A new drug was improved for transplant patients



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