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Beat Generation

Three decades after the first artificial heart transplant, little progress has been made in building a man-made ticker that lasts. Hopkins’ researchers aim to change that....

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Johns Hopkins team wants to build a better heart

In 1982 William DeVries, a cardiac surgeon at the University of Utah Hospital, successfully implanted an artificial heart in a patient who was suffering from end-stage heart failure....

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Getting Pumped

Joe Katz is primed to lead Hopkins' ambitious ten-year effort to build a replacement heart.

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