Rights managed images of surgery to replace a patient's heart with an artificial heart. An artificial heart is connected to the existing blood vessels, pumping to the lungs for oxygenation, and pumping it around the body. The first successful implantation of an artificial heart in a human took place in 1982. Pictures and photographs include patients before and after the surgery, and surgeons carrying out the operations. There are also illustrations of designs of artificial hearts, and other artificial heart implants, such as valves.