This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/no-pulse-how-doctors-reinvented-human-heart
Amazing story....way too long to copy into here....
This makes my pacemaker obsolite. And I've got the latest model, fully loaded with all the extra's........****, I'm going to have to upgrade.
I hope it comes with a remote variable speed adjustment........that would impress the wife.
That was a cool article:thumbsup
Manually engaged, zone specific, variable time overpressure switch. The ladies love it.
Yeah, nothing to do with those greedy medical device companies that are making billions. They should find the billions for research from somewhere else rather than charging us - or do all the R&D work in India and China to make it cheaper.
They had better do some long term testing on that. If the human system (aortas, veins, and other organs (like the brain)) have been designed to be expanded and contracted by the dystolic and systolic pressures and perhaps that is what keeps them healthy, by now having a median consistent flow do we know what the long term effects are? Also do our extremities require the higher pressure to be fully serviced?
Maybe if they just play with the pressures, that would make it sustainable.....one would think that a steady low pressure would be better on the arteries anyway that short high pressure bursts....just thinkin out loud...
But at any rate, with a daughter that has had two open heart surgeries, and now has a pacemaker.....any advances in heart care are not only fascinating to me, but welcomed with humble open arms.
Great read. BTW......