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The Nation

Murray P. Haydon, victim of the third stroke to beset the American artificial heart program, was breathing without assistance and preparing to resume physical therapy, Humana Hospital Audubon said in Louisville, Ky. Haydon, now in his third month of life on the mechanical Jarvik-7 heart, suffered the stroke Monday but bounced back to almost a full recovery the next day. Haydon, 58, “is alert and responsive, much the same way as he normally was before Monday night’s stroke,” a Humana spokesman said.


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