One of the first patients to be fitted with a defibrillator under his skin dies after suffering heart failure at 21



A father who was only the second person in the UK to be fitted with a defibrillator under his skin has died.
Blake Calverley, now 21, suffered from the same rare heart condition as former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba which caused an enlarged organ.
Doctors wired a device to his heart - that bulged from the left side of his chest - and saved his life several times - but his family were warned he was 'incurable'.
It delivered a powerful shock without warning when his heart began to fail and was responsible for keeping him alive.
He was expected to survive for around 12 months... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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