Saturday, August 6, 2011

First British patient receives fully artificial heart

A 40-year-old man has received the UK’s first fully artificial heart, as the issue of organ donation hits the headlines

The first patient in the UK to receive a fully artificial heart said the procedure has changed his life. Matthew Green, 40, suffers from cardiomyopathia, a rare disease that weakens the heart, and required a transplant. Unable to find a suitable donor in time, doctors at Papworth Hospital carried out the operation to replace his heart with a plastic device.

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