Robert Tools

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: the first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart called the AbioCor who was near death from end-stage heart failure when he underwent the procedure in July 2001.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from abdominal bleeding

 

Born: July 31, 1942

 

Died: November 30, 2001

 

Location: Louisville, Kentucky