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ar·ti·fi·cial heart

a mechanical pump used to replace the function of a damaged heart, either temporarily or as a permanent prosthesis.
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The most recent device is the AbioCor® Total Replacement Heart, developed by Abiomed, intended as a permanent heart replacement for end-stage heart failure patients who are not candidates for transplant and cannot be helped by any other available treatment
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artificial heart

Cardiovascular surgery A biomechanical device intended to replace the heart's hemodynamic function. See Jarvik-7, Penn State heart, Ventricular assist device.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ar·ti·fi·cial heart

(ahr'ti-fish'ăl hahrt)
A mechanical pump used to replace the function of a damaged heart, either temporarily or as a permanent prosthesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

artificial heart

A mechanical pumping device intended to maintain the blood circulation of a person whose heart is no longer able to do so. Heart-lung machines can maintain an effective circulation for many hours while a heart operation is performed, but to date, no artificial heart has been shown capable of doing this indefinitely. The main complications including infection, bleeding at connections and blood clotting (thrombosis) with the production of many dangerous emboli. Artificial hearts have, however, been successful in keeping patients alive until a heart transplant can be done. Implantable artificial hearts have functioned for up to about eight months in patients awaiting cardiac transplantation.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ar·ti·fi·cial heart

(ahr'ti-fish'ăl hahrt)
A mechanical pump used to replace the function of a damaged heart, either temporarily or as a permanent prosthesis.
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