Life without a Heart

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In March of 2011 Dr Bud Frazier and Dr Billy Cohn of the Texas Heart Institute removed the dying heart of patient Craig A. Lewis and successfully replaced it with a ‘continuous flow’ pumping device.

Without the constant beating of his heart Craig Lewis no longer possessed a detectable pulse and was effectively dead by conventional standards.

Amazing. (via)

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