abstract number 2 - Jacob Zipperstein September 24, 2008...

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Jacob Zipperstein September 24, 2008 Abstract # 2 The Artificial Heart: Not Just a Pump Scientific America – February 7, 2008 New evidence suggests that the Artificial Heart, a project that has frustrated bioengineers for decades, could finally have an end in sight. The Drama series, “The Six Million Dollar Man,” is briefly explained. Barney Clark, the recipient of the first mechanical heart, is thoroughly described. Jarvik–7, the name of the first artificial heart, is explained in some depth. The idea that Cardiologists disprove of Jarvik–7 is briefly noted. Why some scientists feel an artificial heart will never be produced without flaws is briefly mentioned. Robert Kung and his experiments involving AbioCor (the successor to the Jarvik–7) are deeply discussed. The idea that the heart beats, but not like clockwork, is expressed in some detail. The idea that strokes are the most common death due to mechanical hearts is briefly analyzed. The material that the AbioCor is developed out of
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