Jarvik artificial heart
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Jar·vik ar·ti·fi·cial heart(jar'vik),
a pneumatic artificial heart.
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Jar·vik ar·ti·fi·cial heart(jahr'vik ahr'ti-fish'ăl hahrt)
A pneumatic artificial heart.
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Jarvik artificial heartA pioneering but unsuccessful mechanical heart prosthesis that failed largely because of its uncontrollable tendency to throw off blood clots that were then carried to the brain and caused STROKES. (Robert Jarvik, American biomedical engineer, b. 1946).
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