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Two doctors Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute successfully replaced a dying man’s heart with a device—proving that it is possible for your body to be kept alive without a heart, or a pulse.



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Feb. 2nd, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
Geez, that is one sick-lookin dude. He must have been on death's door to get that kind of replacement approved. I wonder if it unfairly skews survival rate data - by the time someone is far-gone enough to warrant an artificial heart, the rest of his organs are kaput too?

Also, they should have thrown in lungs and a set of stake knives, just sayin'!

Feb. 6th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
yeah, i didn't think he looked too healthy, really.
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