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The Engineer Who Fixed His Own Heart

This story from the BBC’s web site is almost beyond belief, but it is totally true.  Here’s the intro.

As an engineer, Tal Golesworthy is no stranger to taking things apart, figuring out what the trouble is and putting them back together with the problem solved.

But for more than 30 years, he lived with a life-threatening issue that was less easy to fix.

That is, until he took an idea from the garden, combined it with some basic procedures borrowed from the aeronautical industry and came up with a “beautifully simple” solution to treat his own heart condition.

He then managed to convince surgeons to put it into him.

That was nine years ago, and he’s still here!

Perhaps we need to train doctors more in simple engineering techniques.

November 20, 2013 - Posted by | Health | ,

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