Artificial hearts

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  • Created on: 10-05-13 17:46
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  • Artificial hearts
    • patients who suffer heart failure may need a new heart
    • there is a lack of heart donors so artificial hearts are being developed to keep the patients alive
    • Advantages
      • there is no need for immunosuppressant drugs which leave you vulnerable to infection
      • do not need to match the person's tissues
    • Disadvantages
      • problems with blood clotting
      • long stays in hospital
      • they are expensive

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