LOUISVILLE ABIOCOR SURGEONS TO
OFFER MEDICAL UPDATE
Governor Patton plans visit with
artificial heart patients
(Louisville, Ky.) - The University of Louisville surgeons
who implanted the world's first and second totally implantable replacement
hearts at Jewish Hospital will give an update of the patients' conditions
tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The update will
include comments from Governor Paul Patton, who plans to meet with
the patients earlier in the day.
The patients continue to express their gratitude to
the media and the public for respecting their privacy and that of
their families. They request that the media continue to send requests
for information through the Jewish Hospital/University of Louisville
The news conference will be up-linked live via satellite
coordinates Ku-Band SBS 6 located at 74 degrees West, Transponder
12, Horizontal Frequency 11994 MHZ. The audio frequency is 6.20/6.80.
The signal will be available from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday,
The news conference will also be web cast at www.heartpioneers.com.
Media representatives can also call (reference Jewish Hospital Press
Conference or AbioCor Heart Implant) 1-800-937-6563, or
1-801-983-4013 for international callers, to listen to the press
conference. For future reference, the press conference will be archived
Jewish Hospital is among the top 10 cardiac centers in the United
States and, along with the University of Louisville, is dedicated
to excellence in patient care, research and education. University
of Louisville surgeons at Jewish Hospital have performed many heart
care "firsts," including Kentucky's first heart transplant,
the world's first heart transplant following the use of a Thoratec
right ventricular assist device, the world's first endoscopic saphenous
vein harvest and the first ventricular remodeling in the region.
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