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Dakota's Pump It Up Timeline
30 Nov 2017
1966-Dr. DeBakey implants the first successful LVAD
1969-Dr. Cooley swipes DeBakey’s total artificial heart and implants it into a Haskell Karp, who dies soon after
1971-Robert Jarvik begins working with Kolff to develop a better artificial heart
1982-The Jarvik 7 was implanted into Barney Clark
1985-Bill Schroeder was implanted with the Jarvik-7 and lived for 620 days after the implant
1988-Robert Jarvik starts Jarvik Research to develop Jarvik 2000 LVAD
2000-Peter Houghton is the first patient to receive a permanent Jarvik 2000 FlowMaker. He survived for 7 years with the device.
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