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The first prosthetic heart to beat like a living organ could be fully implanted into patients within three years, in a breakthrough which could transform the survival chances of people who have suffered major heart attacks.
"If you show the graphs to a cardiac surgeon he will say it's a human heart, but no, it's not. It's the prosthesis." Tests conducted on computer simulations and calves and sheep, have come back with "no complications" he added, paving the way for full clinical trials.
The founders were cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and individuals interested in the field of mechanical heart aids. Initial work conducted at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England led to the world's first implant of a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) as a long-term treatment for heart failure.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
and this is a good thing? People are already too old.
What about young people that die of heart problems? Think about them as well. Think about your own future too. Any one of us could need one of these artificial hearts someday. You never know.
Do we really want a world of seniors running around? That doesn't sound like increased quality of life to me. Republicans win every election....thanks technology.