A Short Documentary of Doctors Replacing a Dying Man's Heart

By medGadget

Drs. Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier at the Texas Heart Institute were faced with a patient last March whose heart was about to succumb to the point that even a left ventricular assist device wouldn't be sufficient to keep him alive. Described as a story of "two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute who in March of 2011 successfully replaced a dying man's heart with a 'continuous flow' rotor-driven device of their own design, proving that life was possible without a pulse or a heartbeat," the film was directed by Jeremiah Zagar, whose feature-length documentary In A Dream was nominated for two Emmys in 2010.


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