Barney Clark

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A dentist and the first recipient of a completely artificial heart, the Jarvik 7; the operation was performed by cardiovascular surgeon William de Vries in Salt Lake City. Clark died of renal failure after having the heart for 112 days; at autopsy, he had pseudomembranous colitis
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