Czech surgeons implant their first artificial heart implant

Surgeons at Prague’s Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine have implanted their first artificial heart. The surgery happened ten days ago and it was announced at a press conference on Thursday.

The 58-year-old patient suffered failure on both sides of the heart and couldn’t undergo regular heart transplantation. Doctors said he is in a good condition. The Czech Republic is the third country to perform the artificial heart surgery. France pioneered the surgery in 2014.