Man’s heart transplant gives new hunger for life

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The thumping of a beating heart seemed to amplify, echoing off the bedroom walls.

Paul Edwards lay in his bed. The noise was so foreign that he couldn’t fall asleep.

For more than five years, Edwards lived without a heartbeat. A massive heart attack left him with a mechanical pump that circulated blood through his body. Instead of a beat, it was a constant whirring.

But after receiving a new heart through a transplant, the Trafalgar resident is back in the rhythm. He has recovered from the surgery and is rediscovering what it’s like to go for a walk, eat a full meal and have energy to spare.

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