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The Nation

Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder is showing signs of recovery from a stroke as he walks with assistance and speaks in short sentences, a Humana Hospital Audubon spokeswoman said in Louisville, Ky. Fellow artificial heart recipient Murray P. Haydon also is improving and shows no ill effects of the stroke he suffered two weeks ago, said spokeswoman Donna Hazle. Schroeder, 53, of Jasper, Ind., has been recovering from the second of two strokes he has suffered since receiving the Jarvik-7 heart Nov. 25. Haydon, 58, of Louisville, is walking and exercising on a stationary bicycle.


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