Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Permanent Artificial Heart

The First Permanent Total Artificial Heart

Currently there are around 4,000 people in the United States waiting for a heart replacement and nearly 75,000 who die of heart failure each year. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are hoping to change that with a permanent artificial heart. The artificial heart the two ventricles in the heart with one titanium tube, containing a rod that moves back and forth, moving blood to the lungs. The simple design allows for less chance for failure and can be a permanent replacement for patients as young as ten. Read more about this artificial heart at OHSU's website and see it in action below.

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