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The condition of the anonymous Idaho grandfather who received an artificial heart Wednesday was upgraded Saturday to serious but stable, an LDS Hospital nursing supervisor said.

The 56-year-old patient, whose family requested the hospital not release his name, was resting.Wednesday, the CardioWest C-70 device was placed in his chest during a four-hour operation.

He is the first patient to receive an artificial heart in Utah since Barney Clark in 1982 was the first-ever artificial-heart recipient.