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Originally posted by SonoftheSun
I don't think it's the same technology as Darth Cheney's heart pump. Yet, this is an amazing feat ! One small step for mankind, a giant leap for immortality.
Originally posted by mainidh
Not sure if I missed it, but there is a reason why we have a heart. It's connected to the body. As in, if we exert ourselves, it pumps harder. If we relax, it softens.
Unless this guy is running at 110% all the time, as soon as he goes for a brisk walk, he will suffer lack of oxygen to his organs.
And if he tries to sleep, he'll instead be submitted to feeling like he just worked out.
The heart is regulated. This is a machine that produces one state of being.
Not sure I'd want that...
"It is a good life-saving pump, but the limitation of it is that it is externally powered and externally driven, and it requires a large console," said Frazier. "So, if we are really going to impact the premature death from heart failure, we have to have a pump that is implantable and can replace the heart."
Originally posted by Romanian
reply to post by strafgod
Yes, I knew about Chenny too, appearently he has an ambulance following him at every step. i guess the survival record with such heart was under a year,it is used as a temp solution while searching for a bio-donor
Originally posted by strafgod
Hasnt dick cheney (former u.s. vice president) had something like this for a while now?
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