with a plastic heart ± the total artificial heart. It contains valves, a pump andalso batteries to keep it powered.
So that was September 2010 ± Troy Golden has had his new heart for severalmonths now. How has it been functioning
Let¶s hear what he says.
nsert 2: Troy GoldenYeah,
really have got to the point that
don't even really notice it, other than it's loud.So...
think for my wife it feels, to her, she can hear it beating so she knows
'm alive, soit's very comforting to her.Alice:Finn:Alice:Finn:Alice:
Troy Golden says his wife can hear the heart beating, and she finds the soundvery
omforting ± it makes her feel safe and secure.And Troy Golden says he¶s got to a point where he doesn¶t really notice hisnew heart.He¶s
got to a point
where he doesn¶t notice his new heart, which means he¶sgot used to it.Another doctor, Dr
evin Fong, a
onsultant Anaesthetist at University
ollege Hospital in London, says the total artificial heart is almostunbelievable ± he calls it