Duke 1st in the country to implant new artificial heart

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 39-year-old man with heart failure was the first in the U.S. to receive a new-generation artificial heart in a procedure that took place at Duke University Hospital.

In June, Matthew Moore from Shallotte was referred to Duke with heart failure. He thought he would just have undergo a heart bypass surgery.

Duke reported his condition was getting worse and a traditional heart transplant became too dangerous.

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