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t m c » p u l s e | s e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 4 20 1967 Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon, performs the world's first heart trans- plant procedure. 1962 Texas Heart Institute founded by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. 1968 May 3, 1968 Cooley performs the first adult heart transplant in the Texas Medical Cen- ter. His patient, Ev- erett Thomas, lives 204 days with the donated heart—lon- ger than any other transplant recipient before him. 1968 January 6, 1968 Norman Shumway, Stanford University Hospital, performs the first adult heart transplant in the United States. 1969 Cooley implants the first artificial heart in a human. 1972 Establishment of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories to advance the under- standing and treatment of cardiovascular disease. 1981 Second implantation of a total artificial heart in a human. 1986 O.H. "Bud" Frazier, M.D., performs the first implantation of the HeartMate pneumatically powered LVAD, as a bridge to transplant. 1985 First laser angioplasty procedure in the United States. 1978 First bridge-to-transplant with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Milestones in (content contributed by the texas heart institute)

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