Ventricular Assist Device

By : Addyson , and Paige

Why did NASA make this ?

NASA made this to help people waiting for a heart transplant. This device was used for the Apollo mission. It was also originally used in space , people designed it for turbo pumps, rockets, and engines since before the Apollo mission.

Ventricular Assist Devices

How do they help us today ?

The Ventricular Assist Device partially or completely replace the function of a failing heart. This device takes blood from a lower chamber of the heart and helps pump it to the body and vital organs, just as a healthy heart would. This product is used on Earth when people in need of a heart transplant have to wait a long time to get a transplant. The Ventricular Assist Device did change when it was adapted for use on Earth , it went from a rocket engine to a device that replaces a heart.

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