0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2013 11:24 AM by Charles Tritt

    Another Artificial Heart

    Charles Tritt

      For many years, biomedical engineers have been working to develop artificial hearts that can provide long term support for patients' needing them. Here is story about another attempt in France:

           Patient doing well with French company's artificial heart: report| Reuters

      The challenge is not just getting such a device to function for a month or six months, but for years. Even short-term function has proven very difficult. Until we can grow functional hearts for patents' own cells, there will be plenty of work for BEs developing devices such as this and its successors.