Tom Christerson



Age: 71


Summary: the longest living recipient of a self-contained artificial heart who was given little chance of surviving more than a month before he received the AbioCor artificial heart transplant in September 2001, and who was the last surviving of the seven AbioCor device transplants.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: March 16, 1931


Died: February 7, 2003


Location: Louisville, Kentucky