New Artificial Heart Uses Rocket Technology

By: RTV/CBS
By: RTV/CBS

A new artificial heart developed by the Tianjin TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital was unveiled in Tianjin on Monday.

The new medical achievement is still in its trial period. Researchers conducted an experiment on a sheep two months ago and it has lived healthily for 62 days, a new record among other similar experiments in the country.

The new artificial heart is smaller, lighter and possesses a high rate of safety and reliability as it draws from the technology used in designing rockets.

According to experts, there are thousands of patients in China who presently suffer from cardiac failure and many need heart transplants in order to survive. However, only a few can get the opportunity each year.

The development of a new artificial heart has brought a ray of hope to those in need, experts added.


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