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12/13/2018 12:07:02 AM

Canadian man lives without heart pulse

Surgeons in Montreal have successfully implanted a long-term mechanical heart in a 65-year-old man, making him the only living Canadian with no pulse.

Gérard Langevin of Coteau-du-Lac, Que., received the HeartMate II device, which is a turbine heart that provides a constant blood flow. On Wednesday, doctors announced Langevin was going home from hospital.

Sixty-five-year-old Gerard Langevin underwent the successful implantation of the pump after surgery last month, becoming the first Canadian without a heartbeat, announced Dr. Renzo Cecere and Dr. Nadia Giannetti at a news conference at McGill University Health Centre on Wednesday.


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