Science & Technology
Man is fitted with artificial heart
By T.K. Randall
August 4, 2011 · 4 comments
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40-year-old Matthew Green has a completely artificial heart powered by a pump and battery in a rucksack.
Mr Green is the first patient in the UK to ever receive such a device having suffered from a heart muscle disease that would have killed him had nothing been done, the heart is designed to function as a stopgap measure until a donor can be found for a transplant.
When Matthew Green leaves hospital, the one thing he really mustnít forget is his rucksack. The father of one will be carrying part of his new heart in it. Mr Green, 40, will be the first Briton to be discharged from hospital with a completely artificial heart.
Source: Daily Mail
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