Peter Houghton

 

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: British psychotherapist and the world's longest-surviving artificial heart patient who was saved by a pioneering heart pump in 2000 after his heart was so badly weakened by a heart attack in 1995 that he had been given only five weeks to live and agreed to the permanent implantation of an experimental heart pump as the seven years he spent on the pump amounted to the longest time anyone has lived with any type of artificial heart device.

 

 

Cause of Death: Multiple organ failure

 

Born: August 20, 1938

 

Died: November 25, 2007

 

Location: London, England