Latest Artificial heart Stories
Italian doctors recently announced they completed an operation that implanted the smallest artificial heart in a 16-month-old baby boy. He received the device prior to obtaining a permanent organ donation.
Retired Pro Hockey Player Gaetano “Gates” Orlando Receives World’s Only Approved Total Artificial Heart to Bridge Him to a Heart Transplant Tucson, AZ
Approval of HDE Will Allow Up to 4,000 U.S.
The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...
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