Artificial Heart

By Me


 My report is about the artificial heart.  While I was doing my report, I learned a lot of things about the artificial heart.  Did you know that you can only get an artificial heart if you are sick enough with heart failure? In fact, itŐs weird. You canŐt get help, unless youŐre really close to dying.  So, do you hope to get better (but then you donŐt get the heart), or do you hope you get so sick that you almost die (and then you get the heart).

What is the Artificial Heart?

What is the surgery like to implant an artificial heart?  According to Kevin Bonsor, the surgery to implant an artificial heart is extremely delicate.  The surgeons are placing a foreign object into the patientŐs chest.  The patient must be placed on a heart-lung machine.  Later, the patient must be removed from it.  The surgery requires hundreds of stitches, to properly secure the heart to artificial ventricles. ( So, the surgery is delicate, but itŐs very complex, too!


What are artificial hearts made of?

Well, there are many different kinds of artificial hearts, and most of them are made of different things.  The AbioCor is one of the best artificial heart.  It is made of titanium and plastic.

How much does the artificial heart weigh? Well, the average human heart weighs less than a pound. It weighs from 9 to 11 ounces.  YouŐll be surprised at how much the artificial heart weighs.  The artificial heart weighs about 2 lbs, which is about 1 to 1 ½ lbs more than a normal human heart!


Why do people get artificial hearts?


How does the artificial heart work?

Does everyone in the U.S. get an artificial heart when or if they need one?


Who was the first person to get a Jarvik-7 artificial heart?


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