World-first artificial heart transplant patient dies

"Seventy-five days after the implant of the first Carmat artificial heart bioprosthesis in a 76-year-old man with a terminal heart disease, the patient died on 2 March, 2014," the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital said in a statement. 

Artificial hearts have already been in use for many years as a temporary fix for patients with chronic heart problems.