October 14, 1986 |
--It was an emotional meeting and, one might say, a heartening one. More than a year after he underwent transplant surgery, Michael Drummond traveled to Lindale, Tex., to meet the parents of the accident victim whose heart is now beating in his chest. Drummond, of Phoenix, was only 25 when he began suffering from cardiomyopathy, a progressive deterioration of the heart muscle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985 |
Heart patient Michael Drummond celebrated his 26th birthday on Friday, receiving cards and gifts from hospital staff members. Drummond, recovering from heart transplant surgery performed almost a month ago at the University of Arizona Medical Center, remained in serious but stable condition. He was kept alive for nine days on a Jarvik-7 artificial heart before a human heart became available.