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About the talk:

Tal's 2012 TEDxKraków talk was the first Polish TEDx talk to be featured on and has since clocked up almost 1.2 million views, changing lives in the process. This year, Tal came back to the TEDxKraków stage to tell us what happened next.

Tal is an engineer with a medical problem for which he invented a solution, and for which he was the first ever patient.

Recorded during: TEDxKraków 2015

About the speaker:

Tal Golesworthy – an experienced Chartered Engineer and entrepreneur. Born with a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome, Tal branched out into bio-engineering in 2000 in response to his own dilated aorta. Faced with the dilemma of choosing between a risky operation and an early death, he used his engineering knowledge to invent the ExoVasc®, a revolutionary cardiac implant and in 2004 he became the first patient to have it implanted. His company now funds the research and development of devices that will make a difference to the lives of people with aortic dilation and allow them to live free from worry and without the need to undergo major surgery and lifelong drug therapy.

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