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