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Carmat’s groundbreaking five-year artificial heart gets its first patient in France

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Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:10 AM by AlexMuller

Artificial hearts are taking a big step forward, thanks to France. In what it calls a world-first, French biotech company Carmat says it’s successfully implanted its artificial heart in a patient at Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris.

 
The procedure, which Carmat says went smoothly, is a major first step towards figuring how feasible artificial hearts are for patients in the long-term. As for the patent himself, Carmat says he’s awake and is talking with his family.
 
Modeled after the human heart, Carmat’s device includes a pair of cavities split by a flexible, hydraulics-controlled membrane. Motorized pumps push blood and a special “actioning” fluid from one side of the heart to the other, mimicking the movements of heart contractions.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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So many new things and lot of innovation in cardiovascular medicine recently. This artificial hearth deserves headlines! Great
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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This is quite unlike previous artificial hearts. It is not created mainly for temporary use. The French Carmat biomedical firm is intended to replace a real heart for as many as five years.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Yes, previous devices of this type had a relatively low autonomy. This heart will allow for more movement and less clotting. The study that is starting is being very closely watched in the medical field.... Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Amazing construction! I found that this hearth weighs almost three times as much as an average healthy human heart. It mimics heart muscle contractions and contains sensors that adapt the blood flow to the patient’s moves. Inside the heart, surfaces that come into contact with human blood are made partly from bovine tissue instead of synthetic materials such as plastic, which can cause blood clots.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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The new device could help thousands of people who die each year while waiting for a donor
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Depending on organ donors is a difficult situation for many patients. I hope that artificial organs with a help of 3D bio printing offer an alternative to dependence upon donation Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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For blood vessels, there is suitable bio-inks for 3D printing technology. The transparent liquids consist of components from the natural tissue matrix and living cells. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Recently we heard from Bioengineer that the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint and that they could do it in a decade
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Yes, cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville that has focused on researching surgical devices and bioengineering announced the idea for printing the heart whole from scratch
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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There is some funding. Critical illnesses can already be successfully treated today by replacing cells, tissue or organs. Government, industry and the research establishment have therefore been working hard to improve methods and procedures for artificially producing tissue. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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This an idea that should be supported- bioprinting efforts are ongoing, funding is coming and there are already companies established based on this idea. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Organovo is very prominent in this area. Organovo’s bioprinting process centers around the identification of key elements of a target tissue, and the creation of a design that can be utilized by a bioprinter Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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Yes, Organovo is one of the firms pioneering the use of printed live structures for medical purposes Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-22
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I believe that for bioprinting we are at the stage of "the end of the beginning" as bioprinted structures are now under intense study by biologists Reply
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