This Woman Carries A Backpack Wherever She Go To Stay Alive. You Won't Believe What Is Inside Her Bag

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This Woman Carries A Backpack Wherever She Go To Stay Alive. You Won’t Believe What Is Inside Her Bag

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance at life, but British mother Selwa Hussain was grateful she did. The mother-of-two now becomes the second person ever in the United Kingdom to receive an artificial heart after undergoing a tedious six-hour operation.


The 39-year-old has a portable artificial heart which she carries on a bag in her back following a heart failure she suffered from last July. Without the device Selwa can only survive for a matter of seconds. Doctors had concluded that Selwa’s sudden heart failure was caused by a condition called cardiomyopathy that could have been triggered by pregnancy.

The artificial heart uses a battery-powered pump and electric motor inside the 6kg bag which pushes air through clear tubes into chambers in Selwa’s chest to pump blood around her body

When Selwa complained about having pains in her chest at the beginning of last year, the doctors who treated her initially said that she was only suffering from digestive problems.

She started to have difficulty in breathing back in July and forced herself to drive to the hospital to see her personal doctor at Clayhall, Essex

Once there she was rushed to a local hospital and was told she had serious problems with her heart and it may lead to cardiac failure. Four days later, she was taken to Harefield Hospital and that was when a team of heart experts struggled to save Selwa’s life.

During that time Selwa was too weak to survive on her own and therefore she relied on various tools to support her. Her declining health did not permit her to undergo a heart transplant and the only way to save Selwa was to use an artificial heart.

Her husband did not hesitate and agreed to the procedure as experts thought it was Selwa’s best option

Surgeons took 6 hours to painstakingly remove her heart in order to replace it with the implant.

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