Second Patient Dies in Carmat's Artificial Heart Trial

May 5 (Reuters) - Trading in Carmat shares was suspended on Tuesday after the company's second artificial heart patient died on Saturday, nine months after receiving the transplant.

A source close to the matter said the Euronext stock exchange granted the suspension to give medical teams time to pinpoint the reasons for the death, and that a statement could be issued after the market close.

An abnormality was discovered with the device after the 69-year-old man was admitted to hospital on Friday suffering circulatory failure, and he was placed in intensive care, Carmat said on Monday.

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