Powered by a rechargeable battery carried on his back, the artificial heart allows Wang to livea normal life. Photo: SCMP composite
Powered by a rechargeable battery carried on his back, the artificial heart allows Wang to livea normal life. Photo: SCMP composite

Chinese man with no natural heartbeat now a popular stand-up comedian 3 years after artificial heart transplant’s life-saving miracle

  • Wang Shiqi was diagnosed in 2004 with a disease making it difficult for his heart to pump blood and received an artificial heart in 2019
  • A recipient of one of China's first artificial hearts, the 41-year-old has won acclaim for his comedic performances in his new life as a stand- up

Powered by a rechargeable battery carried on his back, the artificial heart allows Wang to livea normal life. Photo: SCMP composite
Powered by a rechargeable battery carried on his back, the artificial heart allows Wang to livea normal life. Photo: SCMP composite
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