Artificial Heart: Most Famous Invention from Utah

Reader’s Digest has published the Most Famous Inventions from Every State. Interesting enough, the artificial heart was named Utah’s most famous invention.

Several inventors—including Paul Winchell, who also voiced Tigger of Winnie the Pooh—had created artificial hearts before, but early versions were temporary, some only lasting a few days. In 1982, though, Robert Jarvik, MD, of the University of Utah invented the Jarvik-7 artificial heart as a permanent solution.

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