Artificial Heart

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In December 1982, a specialized team of surgeons and researchers performed the first-ever artificial heart implant at the University of Utah Medical Center. The University of Utah was instrumental in the artificial heart’s invention, implementation, and evolution. Moreover, the surgery marked a critical moment of progress rather than ending an era of research and development.

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Utah and the Artificial Heart: Impact and Reflections Forty Years Later
Presented by Emma Webb
December 8, 2022

This presentation draws upon print culture, conference reports, and oral histories to analyze the impact of artificial hearts on the University of Utah. It argues that since 1982, surgeons, inventors, and researchers from the University of Utah have overcome setbacks to continue to make crucial contributions to the field.

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Artificial Heart Materials | History of the Health Sciences
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1 Kolff, Willem J., MD. Ph.D. Portraits; Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. Dr Kolff received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. Dr Kolff was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in [...]
2 Pantalos, George M., Ph.D. (1985) Heart, Artificial; Heart-Assist Devices; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Research; Schools, Medical; Faculty, Medical; Universities; Utah Dr. Pantalos was born in Jackson, Michigan in May, 1952. Dr Pantalos received his Bachelor of Science (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering); Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering) and Doctor of Philosophy (Physiology) from Ohio State University. [...]
3 Russell Nelson Oral History - Transcript Physicians; Surgeons; Students, Medical; Utah; Interview Transcript of interview with Russell M. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. ('47) conducted on November 13, 2015. This oral history is one in a series of interviews conducted by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Eccles Health Sciences Library to document the history of [...]
4 George Pantalos Oral History - Audio Heart, Artificial; Heart-Assist Devices; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Research; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Space Flight; Weightlessness; Schools, Medical; Faculty, Medical; Universities; Utah; Interview Interview with George Pantalos, Ph.D. conducted on October, 21, 2022. This interview is one of a series conducted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library documenting the history of the health sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
5 George Pantalos Oral History - Transcript Heart, Artificial; Heart-Assist Devices; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Research; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Space Flight; Weightlessness; Schools, Medical; Faculty, Medical; Universities; Utah; Interview Transcript of interview with George Pantalos, Ph.D. conducted on October, 21, 2022. This interview is one of a series conducted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library documenting the history of the health sciences at the University of Utah School [...]
6 Artificial Heart Historical Background Heart, Artificial; Implants, Experimental; Research; Biomedical Engineering; History, 20th Century; History of Medicine A brief history of the at the University of Utah, by Emma Webb, Research Assistant, History of the Health Sciences, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. In December 1982, a specialized team of surgeons and researchers performed the first-ever [...]
7 Olsen, Donald B., D.V.M., D.Sc. (1984) Heart, Artificial; Animals, Laboratory; Animal Experimentation; Biomedical Research; Biomedical Engineering; Universities; Utah Dr Olsen was was born in Axtell, Utah in 1931. Dr Olsen received his B.S. in 1954 and his DVM in 1956 from Colorado A&M (Colorado State University). At the invitation of Dr Kolff in 1972, Dr Olsen became a consultant to the Institute for Biomedical [...]
8 Olsen, Donald B., D.V.M., D.Sc. (1984) Heart, Artificial; Animals, Laboratory; Animal Experimentation; Biomedical Research; Biomedical Engineering; Universities; Utah Donald B. Olsen, D.V.M, standing next to Tony, a calf who survived 30 days on an early model of the Kolff artificial heart. Along with Dr Willem Kolff, Dr Olsen played an important role in the development of the artificial heart at the University of Utah. [...]
9 Dr. Barney Clark with Dr. William DeVries and Nurse Post-Op (1983) Therapeutic Human Experimentation; Heart, Artificial; Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah The University's Institutional Review Board considered success as Dr Clark coming out of the surgery alive. Not only did Dr Clark survive the surgery he went on to live another 112 days. The former dentist endured ups and downs along the way and ultimately [...]
10 Willem Kolff, M.D., Ph.D. and William C. DeVries, M.D. (1982) Interviews as Topic; Heart, Artificial; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah; Aspects, Historical Drs Willem Kolff and William DeVries describe the Jarvik 7 artificial heart prior to the implant surgery in December, 1982.
11 DeVries, William C., M.D. (1979) Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Thoracic Surgery; Research; Universities; Utah Dr DeVries was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1943.  Dr DeVries obtained his Bachelor's (1966) and M.D. (1970) degrees from the University of Utah. Dr DeVries did his resident training in surgery at Duke University. Dr DeVries returned to the University of Utah [...]
12 Drs. Chase Petersen and William DeVries Conduct Post-Op Press Conference (1982) Therapeutic Human Experimentation; Heart, Artificial; Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah Chase Petersen, M.D., Vice President for Health Sciences along with William DeVries, M.D., the surgeon who performed the surgery, meet with members of the media to answers questions about the historic artificial heart surgery, December, 1982.
13 Barney Clark with Physical Rehabilitation Staff Post-Op (1983) Therapeutic Human Experimentation; Heart, Artificial; Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah The University's Institutional Review Board considered success as Dr Clark coming out of the surgery alive. Not only did Dr Clark survive the surgery he went on to live another 112 days. The former dentist endured ups and downs along the way and ultimately [...]
14 Barney Clark and Dr William DeVries Post-Op (1982) Therapeutic Human Experimentation; Heart, Artificial; Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah William DeVries, M.D. visits with Barney Clark the day after the world's first artificial heart was implanted in him, December, 1982.
15 Kolff, Willem J., M.D. Ph.D. Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Kolff's lab expanded it research beyond kidneys to work on other organs, including artificial eyes, ears, arms, and most famously, the artificial heart.
16 Kolff, Willem J., M.D. Ph.D. Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. Dr Kolff received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. Dr Kolff was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in [...]
17 Kolff, Willem J., M.D. Ph.D. Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. Dr Kolff received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. Dr Kolff was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in [...]
18 Kolff, Willem J., M.D. Ph.D. Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. Dr Kolff received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. Dr Kolff was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in [...]
19 Kolff, Willem J., M.D. Ph.D. Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs Dr Willem Kolff holding a version of the Jarvik artificial heart.
20 Robert K. Jarvik with the Artificial Heart Heart, Artificial; Hospitals, University; Academic Medical Centers; Universities; Utah Robert Jarvik with the Jarvik-7 artificial heart
21 Olsen, Donald B., D.V.M., D.Sc. Heart, Artificial; Animals, Laboratory; Animal Experimentation; Biomedical Research; Biomedical Engineering; Universities; Utah Donald B. Olsen, D.V.M, standing next to Tony, a calf who survived 30 days on an early model of the Kolff artificial heart. Along with Dr Willem Kolff, Dr Olsen played an important role in the development of the artificial heart at the University of Utah. [...]
22 Willem Kolff and Roma Proctor with Burk the Calf Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Kidneys, Artificial; Animals, Laboratory; Research; Universities; [...] Dr. Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. He received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. He was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in Leiden [...]
23 Jarvik-5 Artificial Heart Heart, Artificial; Hospitals, University; Academic Medical Centers; Universities; Utah The Jarvik-5 was an earlier version the artificial heart. The Jarvik 7 model was implanted into Barney Clark in December, 1982.
24 Abebe the Calf (1976) Heart, Artificial; Animals, Laboratory; Animal Experimentation; Biomedical Research; Biomedical Engineering; Universities; Utah In 1976, Abebe the Calf was kept  alive for 184 days with a Kolff artificial heart.
25 Intercom Information Bulletin on the Barney Clark Artificial Heart Surgery (11-30-82) Heart, Artificial; Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures; Hospitals, University; Universities; Utah Bulletin to all University Medical Center personnel advising disruptions to be expected when the first artificial heart implant is perform.

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