July 5, 2001 |
Doctors who successfully implanted the first fully self-contained artificial heart in a human provided the first sparse details about its recipient Wednesday, describing a man in his mid- to late-50s, in "dire" condition, close to death from heart disease, diabetes and chronic kidney failure. Keeping his identity and hometown a secret, as requested by his family, the doctors said the man had suffered multiple previous heart attacks and had undergone coronary bypass surgery about nine years ago.
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August 8, 2000 |
The family of track star Florence Griffith Joyner is blaming a St. Louis hospital for her death, charging in a lawsuit that doctors failed to detect a brain abnormality two years earlier. Joyner was rushed to Washington University's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in April 1996 after suffering a seizure on a flight to St. Louis, where she was to attend a relay race. The lawsuit, filed in a Missouri court under pseudonyms, says that hospital workers improperly interpreted an MRI and other tests.
March 29, 1991 |
Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott has been upgraded to good condition and has left the intensive care unit at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.
June 9, 1992 |
Richard Brosseau, an assistant starter at Belmont Park, suffered several broken ribs when he was kicked while helping load a horse in the gate before the third race. He was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital.
March 27, 1991 |
Owner Marge Schott of the Cincinnati Reds, hospitalized since March 15, may move soon from intensive care to a private room, a spokesman for Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati said. The hospital has not identified Schott's ailment.