Wireless Mechanical Heart Pump Developed

by VR Sreeraman on  May 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM Medical Gadgets
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Japanese researchers have developed a wirelessly controlled mechanical heart pump, moving a step closer to developing a fully embedded artificial heart.
 Wireless Mechanical Heart Pump Developed
Wireless Mechanical Heart Pump Developed

According to reports, the newly developed pump is about the size of a size C battery and can pump over 5 liters a minute of blood, which is similar to a human heart, by spinning a cylindrical magnet.

The pump can be driven by simply using a separate device over the skin to generate a magnetic force.

Traditional mechanical pumping systems are too large to be embedded in the human body and need to be connected to an electrical cord routed through a patient's skin.

Owing to the new pump's small size and simple structure, an artificial heart using the pump will be less costly, professor Kazushi Ishiyama, who has led the research group said.

Source: ANI

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