This is totally amazing. A human without a heart, but an artificial heart? Is he still the same person?
In 2011, a 55-year-old man named Craig Lewis was dying from a life threatening heart problem called “amyloidosis”. A rare autoimmune disease that caused build-ups of abnormal proteins which results to rapid heart, kidney and liver failure. Without immediate medical intervention, Craig would have likely died within days because not even a pacemaker could help save his life.
But two brilliant doctors from the Texas Heart Institute, came up with a revolutionary new solution – replace his heart with a “continuous flow” device that would allow blood to circulate his body without a pulse.
Dr. Billy Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier from the institute removed Mr Lewis’ heart and then installed the device. Within a day, the patient was up, feeling well and speaking with physicians.
Dr. Cohn is a veteran surgeon, as well as an inventor and researcher who has spent a large portion of his life developing technologies to replace or repair the human heart. Together with Dr. Frazier, they developed the device for some time and had it tested on nearly 50 calves.
They removed the heart of the animals, replaced it with the device, and by the next day, the calves are doing just fine with their usual routine – eating, sleeping, and moving. Only this time, without a heart pumping blood through their bodies.
With the permission of Mr. Lewis’ wife Linda, Dr Cohn and Dr Frazier successfully saved Mr. Lewis’ life. Linda was astonished when she tried to listen to his pulse.
“I listened and it was a hum, which was amazing, he didn’t have a pulse.”
“Emotional information is actually coded and modulated into these fields. By learning to shift our emotions, we are changing the information coded into the magnetic fields that are radiated by the heart, and that can impact those around us. We are fundamentally and deeply connected with each other and the planet itself.” – Rolin McCratey, Ph.D, Director of Research at the Institute.
Just imagine one day, we have the advance technology to replace all of our organs with devices that mimics each of their biological function, that includes our brain. Would we still be the same person? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you!
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