Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Man with the plastic heart: dying Londoner saved by breakthrough

A London man will make medical history when he goes home after being given a plastic heart, it was revealed. The device, powered by a 13.5lb portable driver in a backpack, replaced 40-year-old Matthew Green's diseased heart to pump blood through his body. Mr Green, a father of one, was dying from "end-stage" failure of both chambers of his heart until the six-hour operation to put in the artificial heart at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge

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