Medicine: Sudden Setback

Schroeder weathers a stroke

Just two weeks after the implant of his artificial heart, William Schroeder was hoping to get out of the hospital in Louisville in time for Christmas. "My criteria for success is what I got right now," he confidently told two reporters standing near his bed. "I only had about 40 days to live. With this new heart I feel I have ten years." But last Thursday evening, as Schroeder sat in a chair eating dinner, his wife Margaret became alarmed when he abruptly froze and then fell unconscious. He had...

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