Carmat artificial heart patient in satisfactory condition: hospital

February 19, 2014 11:02 AM

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Carmat artificial heart patient in satisfactory condition: hospital

PARIS (Reuters) - A patient with terminal heart failure is in "satisfactory condition" two months after becoming the first person to be fitted with Carmat's artificial heart which is designed to beat for several years, his hospital said.

The 76-year-old man is eating normally, no longer needs constant respiratory assistance and is able to walk a little further every day thanks to physical therapy, the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris said in a statement on Tuesday.

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