electrical heart

From brian carroll <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Tue, 3 Jul 2001 09:56:28 -0700

"Heart surgery teams at five hospitals had been trained and poised to 
remove a diseased natural heart and install, in its place, an 
electric-powered pump designed to fit inside the chest with no wires 
or tubes sticking through the skin.

There was no immediate comment from the Louisville hospital. Doctors 
Laman Gray and Robert Dowling, who trained by implanting the 
grapefruit-sized device in calves, performed Monday's surgery, the 
source told the Associated Press.

The device, known as AbioCor, is designed to allow recipients to 
maintain a productive lifestyle while wearing it. It is considered a 
technological leap from earlier mechanical hearts.

No wire or tubes protrude outside the skin. Instead, power is sent 
from a battery pack worn outside the body through the skin to an 
implanted coil, control package and backup battery. "

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