debakey









debakey


noun

  1. Michael Ellis,1908–2008, U.S. physician: pioneer in heart surgery.

  1. American heart surgeon who implanted the first totally artificial heart in a human (1966).

  1. American heart surgeon and physician who developed many of the techniques, procedures, and instruments used in cardiovascular surgery. In 1966 DeBakey implanted the first totally artificial heart in a human. Two years later, he supervised the first successful multi-organ transplant, transferring a heart, both kidneys, and a lung from a single donor to four separate recipients.

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