A Volunteer for Utah's First Artificial Heart
Hastings Center Report. 1982 Apr; 12(2): 2.
The ethics committee of the University of Utah has turned down a request by Dale Lott, a 37-year-old Miami resident, terminally ill with myocardial degeneration, to be the medical school's first recipient of a mechanical heart. According to FDA guidelines worked out with the University of Utah, the still-experimental mechanical heart can be implanted only if a patient's heart stops beating during surgery and cannot be restarted. (KIE abstract)
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