New Heart Prosthesis

Quite frankly, this is amazing- the technology involved is incredible. I saw this article in 'The Telegraph' today, then found the video. I've previously done research for a dissertation on the history of transplant surgery, running up to (most recently) Isabelle Dinoire's face transplant. That obviously had more of an ethical and 'gross out' factor as it's a very visible transplant- also, reports state that there have been complicatons regarding rejection, although judging from the photos (in my opinion) the results have been remarkable. The heart prosthesis won't have this additional visual factor- it's purely functional. If it works, it'll be quite a milestone. This kind of thing makes me really excited to be a medical student!

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