16 Jun '11, 11am

New artificial heart keeps you alive without a pulse

New artificial heart keeps you alive without a pulse

Their device is essentially two VADs hooked up together, working as both sides of the heart. The device uses blades that circulate and push the blood forward in a steady flow, so it does not produce a pulse — but it does the job of a real heartbeat just the same. Initial experiments with the reinvented artificial heart have been performed on calves, beginning with Abigail.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/new-...

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