Man survives record two years without heart

A British man has set a record after he lived without a heart for two years - surviving with the help of an external blood pump.

Matthew Green, 42, a married pharmaceutical consultant with a seven-year-old son, received a donor heart early last month having lived for two years with an external blood pump after the removal of his own fatally diseased organ. The heart transplant was carried out at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Green remains in hospital but doctors are hopeful he will be able to return home soon, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported.PTI