Just a few weeks after it was reported that Jakub Halik had been living with an artificial heart for 6 months, he passed away from liver failure. Read us earlier messaget about this.
The cause of the liver failure is still under investigation.
After his heart was removed and replaced with an LVAD and RVAD based on Thoratec's Heartmate II, Jakub Halik's condition was so good that he and his doctors dared to make it world news. It is therefore a huge step in the right direction for the development of a mechanical replacement for the heart.
We can be thankful to Halik for his courage and confidence. Our thoughts go out to his family and relatives.