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13 October 2010

Life in the age of the bionic heart

In September 2007, Verna Schrombeck gathered three of her six children - those who could bear it - to discuss her funeral arrangements.

In September 2007, Verna Schrombeck gathered three of her six children - those who could bear it - to discuss her funeral arrangements. She had been given just months to live and was about to undergo a last-ditch, cutting-edge heart surgery.

Advanced stage heart failure

 
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