Heart Transplant

Living with an Artificial Heart

When Chad’s body rejected his first heart transplant, doctors found another way to keep him alive. They implanted an artificial heart in his chest. An air compressor outside Chad’s body keeps the valves of the heart opening and closing. Hear Chad...

How an Artificial Heart Works

When Chad’s body rejected his first heart transplant, doctors found another way to keep him alive. They implanted an artificial heart in his chest. Two of Chad’s doctors explain how the artificial heart works.

Andrea's Heart Surgery

Andrea, now 41, began suffering from fatigue, loss of appetite and swollen legs, and was diagnosed with a virus. Three years later, her symptoms returned, she had trouble breathing and experienced an abnormally rapid heart rate. Following an eight-hour...