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
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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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RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA in Charlottesville are conducting fluid analysis research in an effort to tackle blood compatibility problems, such as thrombosis, that threaten artificial-heart patients.
The hope is that eliminating areas of low shear stress from future heart devices will eliminate the need for the use of special coatings in the devices, which prevent clots from adhering to surfaces where they can grow, and more importantly, lessen the amount of anti-thrombolytic medication that artificial-heart recipients must take on a daily basis.
"I intend to go on with the project."(5) (In June, however, DeVries resigned from the Humana Heart Institute International, which funded his artificial-heart work.