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Woman with artificial heart carries pump in backpack


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Selwa Hussain is a second-ever person in Britain to be given an artificial heart.

She was too ill for a heart transplant and her husband Al agreed she be given an artificial organ.

Surgeons replaced her deseased heart with an artificial implant

A battery-powered pump and electric motor inside the 15lb bag pushes air through tubes to feed plastic chambers in Selwa’s chest.

This pushes blood around her body.

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Artificial Organs