12th November 2019


When was the Jarvik 7 artificial heart invented?

Robert Jarvik, MD is widely known as the inventor of the first successful permanent artificial heart, the Jarvik 7. In 1982, the first implantation of the Jarvik 7 in patient Barney Clark caught the attention of media around the world.

What artificial organ did Barney Clark receive in December 1982?

Dec. 2, 1982: Barney Clark Takes One for the Team. 1982: A Seattle dentist named Barney Clark becomes the first human recipient of a permanent artificial heart. He survives the heart, and the accompanying media circus, for 112 days.

Who was the first recipient of an artificial heart?

Barney Clark
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