The Bridge To Heart Transplant

Could this prevent heart attacks and heart failures?

The Heart:

What I Learned: When a muscle in the heart is damaged, it is not able to pump enough blood to the body. A weak heart can lead to a feeling of tiredness, short breaths, feet and ankle swelling, and irregular heart beats. Heart failure is due to coronary artery disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, etc. More advanced heart failure may require surgery.

Artificial Hearts:

This basically takes the place of the heart. They are just to pump blood where it is needed until the heart transplant takes place. Sometimes they are permanently for the patents who cant receive a transplant or just needs the artificial one. It is to support a failing heart.

Resources:

  • nasa spinoffs
  • heartsurgery.templehealth.org