Although every part of our body is important but there are many organs which are vital for human Life too, and Heart is one of them. The function of heart is to pump all the blood along with Oxygen to every single part of the body.
No heart or a dead heart in body means there is no Life remaining in the body but Mr. Craig Lewis of USA amazingly living without his Heart but an artificial heart. This artificial heart has no pulse but it is pumping blood like the real heart do.
What really happened:
Mr. Craig Lewis, a 55 year old man from USA faced a medical problem with his heart that was building abnormal proteins and he was about to die soon. He had just 12 hour left in his life and even no pacemaker could work in his body to let his heart function properly and save his life but two doctors from Texas accepted the challenge to save his life.
Who are the Doctors:
Dr. Oscar Howard Frazier Jr. the director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research at the Texas Heart Institute with a 25 years of experience. He has performed some 1,100 heart transplants as well as he implanted about 700 left ventricular assist device (no other surgeon in the world has reached this figure yet). His precious and dedicated work has bring the Texas Heart Institute on top of the list with some other transplantation support programs in the world.
Dr. Billy Cohen, the cardiothoracic Surgeon and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology at the Texas Heart Institute with the experience of about 13 years. He has patented about 30 medical devices and many of them are now being used in heart surgeries around the world.
How they did it:
Both of these doctors had already developed such device that pumps the blood like a real heart and can replace the heart in severe medical conditions and they installed and tested it on about 50 calves after removing their hearts which was successful. On the very next day of the calves’ surgeries, these animals were doing everything without their pumping heart just like they were doing it with their natural heart.
In March 2011, after reviewing Mr. Lewis case they proposed the same solution for him and after taking permission from his wife Linda they installed this device in his chest and the next day Mr. Lewis was fine and shine.
The device started circulating blood in his body and he was able to speak to his doctors on next day of his surgery. Now, he no longer has pulse and no one can listen his heartbeat with a stethoscope.
Let us wait and see for more such revolutionary devices and surgeries that will change the world.