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Omaha firefighter gets newly approved heart pump
Posted: 1:41 PM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-07 19:58:13-04
A team of
Nebraska Heart Hospital
in Lincoln gave 51-year-old Mike Arnold a second chance at life thanks to an LVAD pump.
Arnold was experiencing heart failure and the
will now pump blood for his heart.
It's the first operation with the new generation of LVAD pump in the state for CHI Health. The
Heartmate 3 was approved by the FDA
just a few weeks ago.
Arnold is an Omaha firefighter and is heading home a little over a week after heart surgery.
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