Artificial Heart - Artificial Heart AbioCor by ABIOMED...

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Unformatted text preview: Artificial Heart AbioCor by ABIOMED Mechanical Replacement Heart Clinical trail Extend life for pts. with end-stage heart failure Acquired rights from Penns state 30yrs in the making Grand Award of 2001 Abiocor II smaller 2006 clinical trials History Large consoles/tubes Dr. Jarvik Barney Clark 1980s Jarvik 7 Abiocor goal Permanent replacement heart Self-contained w/i body Ambulatory Battery pack Similar to a pacemaker Alternative to heart transplants 3 lbs. Extend/improve lives Patients who could benefit >700,000 Americans dies per yr from heart failure #2 cause of death Only 2,000 will receive a donor heart each year. ABIOMED 100,000 per yr. could benefit What type of patient could benefit? Irreparable damage to ventricles Inadequate surgical interventions and/or meds Pts. Who suffer from CHF or CAD How does the AbioCor work? Internal motor Simulating the rhythm of the heart valves, motor driven hydraulic pumping system Electrodes Transcutaneous energy transmission How long does the battery last?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course HEALTH 101 taught by Professor Bolles during the Fall '07 term at Ithaca College.

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