Today in History: Robert Tools Dies

Robert Tools

On this day in 2001, Robert Tools, the first recipient of the Abiocor artificial heart, dies of multiple organ failure after suffering a stroke.

Robert L. Tools was the world’s first recipient of a fully self-contained artificial heart, called AbioCor, and he survived for 151 days without a living heart.

While recovering from surgery, Robert had the chance to enjoy some of his favorite past time hobbies, fishing and dining out.

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