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MokadamVidClipJune2013Mechele Smith, (pictured right) a high school senior from Burien, Washington, received a left ventricular assist device which is an artificial heart that pumps blood and performs the work her failed heart couldn’t. The life-saving surgery was performed by Dr. Nahush Mokadam, (pictured right) Associate Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center.

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