Artificial Heart Patient Only 2nd Person to Ever Leave Hospital, Head Home

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 11:14 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoman living with an artificial heart will return to the comforts of home Monday morning.

Troy Golden will be only the second patient in the country to leave a hospital with a portable device that powers his artificial heart.

Golden, a Geary pastor, was born with a genetic condition that destroyed his heart.

Doctors at Integris Baptist are using an artificial one while the 45-year-old awaits a heart transplant.

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