The promise of a total artificial heart

Published: September, 2012

Advanced device buys time until a transplant can be performed.

Like other people with advanced heart failure, Jim Carelli, Jr., suffered from severe shortness of breath and fatigue. With a heart unable to pump a sufficient amount of blood to his organs, his kidneys began to fail, and he swelled with fluid. He needed a heart transplant, or he would die.

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