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Mechanical heart patient on 'revolutionary' treatment

2 August 2011 Last updated at 13:13 BST

A 40-year-old man has become the first British patient to receive a completely artificial heart.

Matthew Green will be able to to lead a more normal life while he waits for a live transplant.

Whole artificial hearts have been implanted in several hundred people in the United States, but the operation has only just been licensed in the UK.

David Shukman reports.