Heart Problem
Heart Problem
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UNBELIEVABLE & INCREDIBLE ! Heart Problem

A Man Without Heart.

World’s 1st Human Living with a Pump Instead of a Heart.

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A Man Without Heart.

 

Craig Lewis Was The World‘s First Heartless Human, A Man Without Heart.  Heart Problem.

Craig Lewis - World’s first heartless man alive without a pulse
World’s first heartless man alive without a pulse

In this incredible video highlights a groundbreaking accomplishment in medicinal history- a man living with a pump instead of living with a heart. Heart Problem. This surgery was done at the Texas Heart Institute in March 2011. The video is embedded below, with key points to take away from this phenomenal accomplishment.

Meet The World‘s First Heartless Human Able To Live Without A Pulse.

Heart Problem.

Craig Lewis Was The World's First Heartless Human, A Man Without Heart - X-ray showing Dual turbine-like blood pumps replacing explanted heart. On March 10, 2011, Drs. Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn implanted the 2 approved devices manufactured by ThoraTec into 55-year-old Houstonian Craig A. Lewis. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute
Craig Lewis Was The World’s First Heartless Human, A Man Without Heart – X-ray showing Dual turbine-like blood pumps replacing explanted heart. On March 10, 2011, Drs. Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn implanted the 2 approved devices manufactured by ThoraTec into 55-year-old Houstonian Craig A. Lewis. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute

Craig Lewis, a man from Texas was admitted to the Texas Heart Institute as he was suffering from a deadly disease named amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is an extremely rare disease as less than 10 lakh people from all over the world report about it. In this situation, a thick sticky protein layer starts to build upon the essential body organs such as the kidney, heart, and liver. Till now there is no cure known for the disease. The 55-year-old man reported the trouble in March 2011. His condition was so critical that even a pacemaker could not save him at that point.

The doctors stated that he had only 12 hours to live. But his wife Linda took him to Dr. Cohn, which later bought out a revolutionary invention to the world.
Dr. Billy Cohn is a senior surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute. He has spent a large part of his life developing technologies to substitute or repair the human heart. Dr. Cohn along with Dr. Bud Frazier made a machine that they call a ‘continuous flow’. The machine found its roots in the Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD). ‘Continuous flow’ was efficient to keep a human alive without a pulse and also without a heartbeat. It was an extraordinary invention by the doctors.

Craig Lewis Was The World's First Heartless Human, A Man Without Heart - X-ray showing Dual turbine-like blood pumps replacing explanted heart. On March 10, 2011, Drs. Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn implanted the 2 approved devices manufactured by ThoraTec into 55-year-old Houstonian Craig A. Lewis. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute
Craig Lewis Was The World’s First Heartless Human, A Man Without Heart – X-ray showing Dual turbine-like blood pumps replacing explanted heart. On March 10, 2011, Drs. Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn implanted the 2 approved devices manufactured by ThoraTec into 55-year-old Houstonian Craig A. Lewis. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute

With the permission of Mrs. Linda, the machine was successfully installed in the body of Mr. Lewis in less than 48 hours. The machine after installation gave a flat EKG but Lewis was alive and normal. When Dr. Cohn put a stethoscope on the chest of Lewis he did not hear a heartbeat but a humming sound. Prior to the surgery Lewis was kept on a dialysis machine and was in a coma-like state. But past the surgery, he was able to sit and talk to everyone.

The procedure was documented in a short called Heart Stop Beating, directed by Emmy Award-nominated director Jeremiah Zager, Most importantly, it proves that life is possible without a heartbeat !

Mr. Craig Lewis became the first person in the world to be alive without a heart.

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