Heart Replacement—Progress & Problems
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 3 Oct 1985, p. 30-41
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Heart Replacement—Progress & Problems


Some personal background and history; also the history of the Humana Heart Institute International; also the history of heart replacement. Improvements and remaining problems with heart transplantation. The issues of donor availability, time, and cost. Concerns about the future of heart transplantation: new questions and problems. Some broader, more philosophical questions concerning this issue, including experimental procedure and the worth of life. Publicity surrounding first implants and the role of the media. Other programs that Humana supports. What can be done; a place for every system.