artificial heart

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Noun1.artificial heart - a pump that replaces the natural heart
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
Jarvik artificial heart, Jarvik heart - a kind of artificial heart that has been used with some success

ar·ti·fi·cial heart

n. corazón artificial, aparato que bombea la sangre con la capacidad funcional de un corazón normal.
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The device--a descendant of the permanent artifical heart, the Jarvik 7--essentially serves as an organ replacement, and because the distance between the atria and ventricles "is almost nothing," the same as with a normal healthy heart, the heart is able to pump more blood, Dr.
A victory over microbial settlers would also reduce infection risks in people who rely on plastic or metal implants such as artifical heart valves or pacemakers, Litsky says.