Former Firefighter Who Lived Without Pulse for Six Months Dies

Doctors say he died due to liver failure, not his artificial heart


 
 

BBC News | | Friday, October 19, 2012


LONDON -- Jakub Halik had his heart replaced with two mechanical pumps in pioneering surgery last April after an aggressive cancerous tumour was found.

Doctors say his death was caused by liver failure, and not the artificial heart itself. Mr Halik, a former firefighter, was waiting on the transplant list for a suitable donor when he died.

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