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Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant

Dr. Hector Ventura leads the Ochsner team that implanted the "Total Artificial Heart" for the first time in February. Their patient, a father of five now awaiting a matching donor heart, was the first in the Gulf Coast region to receive the device.

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Susanhas long been part of the WRKF family. Having been indoctrinated in public broadcasting as on-air talent formembership campaigns at LPB,WRKF asked her to be the development director at the radio station. She went on to serve as WRKF's underwriting manager for 12 years and then the special events director for another three.Susan, part of a family of doctors, can't help but be fascinated with medicine and health. Out of that fascination came the award-winning "Conversations in Medicineâ

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