`I`m the best looking zombie you`ll ever see` - bodybuilder with no heart or pulse is still working out
August 4, 2016, 6:28 pm     |   Source: mirror.co.uk


Fitness model Andrew Jones has artificial heart and has to plug himself in at night keep supply of batteries on him to stay alive

A bodybuilder with no heart and no pulse refuses to let his lack of organs stop him from pursuing his passion.

Andrew Jones has an impressive physique, but admits that you can touch any part of his body and you`d never be able to feel his heart beating.

In 2012, Andrew was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy , a condition that decreases the heart`s efficiency to pump blood.

"I`m pretty much the best looking zombie you`ll ever see."

Andrew Jones refuses to let his condition stop him living his life

At night, Andrew, a professional fitness model , has to plug himself in to a power outlet to keep himself alive.

He also has to carry around a constant supply of batteries to ensure his artificial heart keeps pumping.

When he was diagnosed, Andrew was forced to spend a long time in hospital after his condition deteriorated on a frightening scale.

Andrew said: "I was incredibly ill at the time and I was admitted to the ICU for four months where they had to implant what`s called an LVAT - which stands for Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Andrew was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy back in 2012

"It`s considered an artificial heart. It`s taking over the work of my heart for me."

But despite his condition, Andrew hasn`t let his lack of heart hold him back.

Since recovering in hospital, he has become fitter and stronger.

"It didn`t all come at once, I took baby steps. But I found myself back in the gym sooner rather than later."

Now Andrew is waiting for a heart donor so that he can replace his artificial heart for good.



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