artificial heart


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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.
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

artificial heart

Cardiovascular surgery A biomechanical device intended to replace the heart's hemodynamic function. See Jarvik-7, Penn State heart, Ventricular assist device.

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.

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.

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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In this report, the global Artificial Heart Valve market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.
"I'm now so fascinated by this research that I would very much like to continue working on the development of artificial hearts."
Anastasios Petrou, a doctoral student of the Product Development Group Zurich, led by Professor Mirko Meboldt evaluated the performance of this soft artificial heart. The young researchers have just published the results of the experiments in the scientific journal Artificial Organs.
* The report reviews the major players involved in the development of Total Artificial Heart and list all their pipeline projects
"The 50cc Total Artificial Heart is designed to fit patients of smaller nature, including many woman and adolescents who are too small to receive the 70cc device,": said Michael Grippa, SynCardia Chairman/ CEO/President.
"Scientists and clinicians alike are eager for new approaches to creating artificial heart tissues that resemble the native tissues as much as possible, in terms of physical properties and function," said Nasim Annabi, PhD, BWH Renal Division, first study author.
An artificial heart using the pump worked successfully in animal testing.
She was hooked up to the "artificial heart" which helped pump blood around her body.
Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, the first pediatric hospital in the world to implant the only approved Total Artificial Heart into the chest of a teen, is now sending the patient home.
A40-YEAR-OLD father said he was looking forward to spending time with his son last night after becoming the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home from hospital.
A 40-YEAR-OLD father said he was looking forward to spending time with his son after becoming the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home from hospital.
A 40-YEAR-OLD father said he was looking forward to spending time with his son, after becoming the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home from hospital.