Posts Tagged 'Artificial heart'

New 3D Printed Silicone Artificial Heart [video]

Read about the heart HERE.

Man Lives 18 Months Without A Heart

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According to ScienceAlert –

A 25-year-old has just received a full heart transplant… but not before surviving for more than a year without a human heart inside his body. Instead, Stan Larkin wore an ‘artificial heart’ in a backpack 24/7 for 555 days, which pumped blood around his body and kept him alive. The success of the procedure suggests that the device could be used to sustain other patients with total heart failure while they’re waiting for a donor.

Continue reading HERE.

New Artificial Heart Is More Like The Real Thing

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Engadget reports –

Artificial hearts only kinda-sorta behave like the real thing. They pump blood, sure, but they’re typically solid blocks of machinery that are out of place in a squishy human body. Cornell University thinks it can do better, though: its scientists have developed an artificial foam heart that imitates both the functions and shape of its fleshy counterpart. The key is a new polymer that can be poured into specific shapes, and has pores that let it pump fluids. It’s not only soft and stretchable, but more efficient — you don’t need much energy to get liquids moving.

Continue reading and watch a video HERE.

 


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