Podcast: Robert Jarvik mends broken hearts
Dr. Robert Jarvik's name is synonymous with artificial hearts. His work made headlines in the early 1980s and he continues today to invent medical devices to help those with heart disease. Rarely interviewed, he spoke at the Smithsonian about his career and answered questions from National Public Radio's Michele Norris.

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"Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is a production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Paul Rosenthal. Audio production by Benjamin Bloom. Theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, Executive Producer. Robert Jarvik was originally interviewed on 23 October 2004 by NPR's Michele Norris; podcast released 16 June 2006.