First Patient in Maryland Transitions from Total Artificial Heart to Heart Transplant
Grant Feusner was admitted to UMMC for congestive heart failure and was implanted with a total artificial heart after surgeons removed 98% of his ineffective heart muscle. This total artificial heart served as a bridge to transplant and bought time for Mr. Feusner while he awaited a suitable organ donor. On April 1, Mr. Feusner's birthday, he received a heart transplant. Video footage includes images of the total artificial heart that kept Mr. Feusner alive while he waited for a transplant.