Abiomed, Danvers, Mass., said the 12th implantation of the company's AbioCor mechanical heart was performed last month by surgeons at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston. No further details were announced. The self-contained mechanical heart is the subject of a clinical trial that began in July 2001, with the first successful implant at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. -- by Michael Romano
Houston surgeons implant Abiomed artificial heart
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