In this video you meet Craig, the first man in the world living without a heart, and Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier, the doctors that made it possible, changing the answer to the question:
Do we need a pulse to stay alive?
Craig Louis, 55, had probably two days to live and the continuous-flow heart pump, a highly experimental procedure developed by Frazier and Cohn, was worth it a try.
The two doctors tested it on calves, before even thinking about a similar approach on humans, and it worked.
These two men set the standard to potentially transform the physiology of man. And there’s more. This is about inventing something new, not just thinking out of the box, but creating that box from scratch, like when Da Vinci believed it was possible for a man to fly, and when later the technology for a flying machine was developed by other pioneers.
Stories like this excite me beyond the fascinating medical aspect; they are the proof that there is plenty of room for improvement, that man is still capable of inventing, innovating, creating new patterns and new ways of living.