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Kolff begins research on designing a heart-lung machine and an artificial heart

05/04/1947 - 11/09/1950

Dr. Kolff develops one of the first heart-lung machines

05/10/1956 - 10/10/1960

the concept of an artificial heart comes to reality through animal implants

05/19/1957 - 07/12/1970

the doctors test the heart on different animals to see how long it would survive

02/26/1971 - 04/13/1979

Artificial Heart is put into adentist Dr. Barney Clark who lives for 112 days

12/02/1982 - 03/26/1983

The 700th implant of the Total Artificial Heart is performed