Engineer with artificial heart has to plug himself into cigarette lighter to keep it pumping on long car journeys

Engineer with artificial heart plugs himself into cigarette lighter to keep it pumping on long car journeys A former fitness fanatic who has an electric artificial heart has to keep himself topped up on long car journeys – by plugging into the cigarette lighter. Chris Marshall, 50, walks around with a backpack full of batteries and connects himself to the mains when he sleeps at night. He suffered a near-fatal heart attack three years ago and underwent a series of gruelling procedures to correct his faulty heart and narrow valves.