France pioneers artificial heart implant

Paris surgeons say the first recipient of long-term heart implant is "doing very well", as human trials continue.

    It is a world’s first: an artificial heart designed to stay in the body for five years.

    Similar devices have been used for decades as a short-term measure, but recipients will be able to keep this one for longer as they await donors.

    Al Jazeera's Barbara Angopa reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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