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Man receives first totally artificial heart

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UNDATED (WHDH) -- This man’s heart is the only totally artificial heart in the world.

A portable power supply is what keeps it beating.

His real heart failed in surgery, and this artificial one is keeping him alive. Until he can get a donor heart, which can take up to 5 years, that's what he'll be using.

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