Meet the world’s first HEARTLESS man who is able to live without a pulse. Dr Billy Cohn and Dr Bud Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute installed first ‘continuous flow’ device last March. Patient Craig Lewis, 55, no longer has a pulse. This device was first tested in calves, about 50 times before attempting it on humans.
In March of last year, Craig Lewis, 55, was dying from a heart condition that caused build-ups of abnormal proteins, and not even a pacemaker could help save his life.
But two doctors from the Texas Heart Institute proposed a revolutionary new solution – install a ‘continuous flow’ device that would allow blood to circulate his body without a pulse.
Dr Billy Cohn and Dr Bud Frazier installed the device after removing Mr Lewis’ heart. Within a day, the patient was up and speaking with physicians.