First Artificial Heart Transplant

American surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley implanted the world’s first entirely artificial heart into Haskell Karp, age 47, from Skokie, IL that took place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX, on April 4, 1969. The prosthetic heart was made of Dacron and plastic. Karp kept the heart for three days before being replaced by a transplanted human heart., and died on April 8, 1969.

      April 4, 1969
      Dr. Denton A. Cooley
      Heart Surgeon
      Houston, TX, USA

Additional Information:

  • Artificial heart – Wikipedia
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