In American Craig Lewis has no heart
Last March 55, Craig Lewis (Craig Lewis) died of heart failure caused by the formation of tissues in his body of specific proteins, and even the installation of the pacemaker could not save his life.
But two doctors from the "Texas Heart Institute of Surgery" (Texas Heart Institute) developed a revolutionary solution to this problem is to install the device "continuous flow", allows the blood to circulate throughout the body, even in the absence of a pulse.
Dr. Billy Cohn (Billy Cohn) and Dr. Bud Frazier (Bud Frazier) removed Craig's heart, to replace it in the chest this unit cell. Already the day after the surgery, the patient regained consciousness and told his rescuers that wonderful feeling.
The doctors told me that before you install your device in a living person, they have conducted more than 50 successful tests on calves. They removed the animal heart, and the next day they did all that usual - eating, sleeping, move normally, but drove the blood in their veins are no longer the pulse of the heart muscle, and the device is "continuous flow". "If you listen to the chest of the experimental calves with a stethoscope, you will not hear the heartbeat, - said Dr. Cohn. - And if you connect them to an ECG machine, the screen we will see the death ascertains a straight line. "
Amyloidosis Mr. Lewis has progressed so rapidly that in March 2011, his doctor told him that unless a miracle happens, he will die in 12 hours. Therefore, with the consent of the wife of Mr. Lewis, Linda, Dr. Cohn and Dr. Fraser installed in his chest cardiac replacement, which was assembled from parts, most of which were made at home.
The apparatus operates continuously pumping blood through special blades.
"I leaned my ear to his chest and heard the buzz, it was amazing, - said the first wife of a heartless, in the truest sense of the word, a man of the world. - It is exactly the same as before, but now he has no heart. "