Man given new artificial heart - VIDEO

A 40-year-old father has become the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home.

Matthew Green had been critically ill, suffering from end-stage failure of both chambers of his heart.

But today he was preparing to return home after undergoing the ground-breaking surgery at Papworth Hospital, near Cambridge.

Doctors at the hospital have previously implanted a total artificial heart but this is the first time a patient has been well enough to leave hospital and go home.

VIDEO: Click the play button to view press conference with recipient Matthew Green and Steven Tsui, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon and director of the transplant service.