Permanent Pump

Pedro Antonio Perez Garcia, 67, would cost a world climbing the stairs of the House. I had to do up to three stops to the 17 steps. Only raise me or me car left me exhausted, counts. A heart attack left him battered heart in 1996 and disdained his kidney transplant. In the absence of an artificial heart that does not yet exist, doctors at the hospital October 12, Madrid gave another solution, previously unreleased in Spain: fill the role of one of four cavities of the body with the implantation of a mechanical device connected to an exterior battery to body with cables. Yesterday, four months after the intervention, Pedro left the hospital with your new appliance and a mochilita to carry batteries. Surgeons believe that, if all goes well, the device may operate without need to intervene in it for about 10 years, at least. The patient will have to make revisions, but by his State, not by the device, says Enrique cardiologist Perez de la Sota..