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Heart affair

2013

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Heart failure cases are increasing, while there’s a chronic lack of donors. How can we do? Awaiting a transplant, patients may benefit of a total artificial heart implantation (TAH, CardioWest). The CardioWest is composed by two ventricles, four valves and wire-reinforced air conduits, connected to an external mobile console. In this way the patient is able to move normally.

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  • Title: Heart affair
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: University Hospital Company, Padova, Italia
  • Photographer: Matteo De Stefano
  • Object Name: CardioWest artificial heart
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