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Special Pump Could Prevent Cardiac Related Deaths

by VR Sreeraman on  January 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Special pump fitted to heart failure patients may help prevent hundreds of cardiac related deaths, experts say.

The battery-powered devices are plumbed into the left side of the heart to keep it beating if drugs don't work.
 Special Pump Could Prevent Cardiac Related Deaths
Special Pump Could Prevent Cardiac Related Deaths
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At present only patients awaiting a heart transplant, about 90 a year, are fitted with LVADs (left ventricular assist devices), the Daily Express reported.

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Surgeons say they could be a long-term solution for serious heart failure or even an alternative to transplants.

Source: ANI
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