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12.15.2006

Mechanical Heart Assistance: Heartmate II

The Heartmate II sounds pretty interesting. Apparently once you have it implanted in your chest you won't have a pulse, nor a measurable blood pressure. You still need your actual heart there, but it has either fixed speed or auto-speed, which adapts based upon physiological or cardiac needs. Still seems like we're far away from a fully mechanical heart that works well, though.

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