A 40-year-old father who was dying from heart failure is set to leave hospital after receiving an artificial heart. Matthew Green is ready to go home and await a transplant after surgeons at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire replaced his heart with an implant. His new plastic heart is powered by a portable driver in a backpack, which he said had revolutionised his life. It is thought to be the first time a UK patient has been able to go home with an entirely artificial heart. Around 900 similar operations have been carried out around the world. Mr Green said: Its going to revolutionise my life. Before I couldnt walk anywhere. I could hardly climb a flight of stairs and now Ive been up and Ive been walking out and getting back to a normal life. Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Steven Tsui said without the device Mr Green, from London, may not have survived the wait for a heart transplant operation. BBC