Man Returns Home After Receiving Artificial Heart
A man who received an artificial heart through surgery is back and home and doing well, he said.
Troy Golden, 45, walked out of Intergris Hospital Monday morning and began adjusting to life outside the watch of doctors.
“The first time in Oklahoma, second time in the United States. This is absolutely incredible,” said Dr. James Long with the Intergris Hospital Cardiac Care.
In September, Golden received his artificial heart. It works just like a normal heart -- pumping blood from his body and circulating it throughout.
Doctors plan to continue monitoring Golden’s success. They said the artificial heart is only a temporary solution until a donor heart is found.