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Encyclopedia > William deVries

William deVries is an American cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed the first successful permanent artificial heart implantation (on Barney Clark), using the Jarvik-7 model. Cardiology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. ... A typical modern surgical operation Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia meaning hand work) is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... An artificial heart is a device that is implanted into the body to replace the original biological heart. ... The term implant has different meanings: in Scientology, see Implant (Scientology) in medicine, see prosthesis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Barney Clark (born 25 June 1993 in London, England) is a British actor. ...

DeVries became an Eagle Scout in his youth. Eagle Scout rank (Boy Scouts of America) Eagle Scout rank (Boy Scouts of the Philippines) List of Eagle Scouts (BSA) Category: ...

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William DeVries (born 1943) performed the first artificial heart transplant on a human patient.
William DeVries and his surgical team at the University of Utah Medical Center made medical history and national headlines on 2 December 1982, when they replaced the diseased heart of Barney Clark with the Jarvik-7, the first permanent artificial heart ever used for a human patient.
William DeVries was the son of a physician and a nurse.
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