A New Documentary Chronicles the Development of the Permanent Artificial Heart

This summer, both doctors and multimedia and communications specialists at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) worked with award-winning New York-based filmmaker Brian Schildhorn on a documentary Permanent Artificial Hearts are Closer Than You Think. Shildhorn’s work has been supported by Under Armour, Red Bull, ESPN, the New York Times, Mashable, and Bloomberg, where he works today. Schildhorn sat down with Dr. Billy Cohn to explore the history of the total artificial heart that first made international news in the late 60s with the first implantation by Dr. Denton A. Cooley.