- Peter Houghton
- United Kingdom (Oxford)
He died 25 November 2007 from multiple organ failure.
Death reported on BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7125387.stm
The Jarvik 2000 is an artificial heart.
Peter was the first person in the world to be given an artificial heart for permanent use rather than as a bridge to transplantation.
The record represents the survival of both the person and the artificial heart. A few individuals have lived longer than 1,512 days but with two artificial hearts, having the first surgically replaced due to failure or wear.Dated from 20 June 2000 to 24 November 2007 (the last day Mr Houghton was alive), this gives a total survival time of 7 years 5 months 5 days.