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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The World's First Artificial Heart



This is the world's first total artificial heart.

Surgeons Domingo Liotta and Denton Cooley placed it into Haskell Carp's chest on April 4, 1969 in Houston. They removed it 64 hours later when a donor heart became available.

But the heart did what it was supposed to do, explained Judy Chelnick, an associate curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The patient did not live long, but not because the manmade heart malfunctioned. It worked just fine, laying the stage for many later variations.

The piece of medical history is now stored in a formaldehyde solution in a cabinet behind the scenes at the museum.

31 comments:

  1. reminds me of that one movie by john statham or something

    you should view my page if you need some humor :D

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  2. That looks scary and it placed inside someone!

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  3. Interesting glad to know technology is advancing

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  4. That looks scary. I dont know why.

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  5. that shit looks sci fi, good thing i don't need one, ill put myself on the waiting list, just in case i need one in the future, i know the list is pretty long

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  6. looks like something that belongs in the middle of an alien cocoon.

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  7. that's pretty artificial if i may say lol

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  8. I'll just file that away for the next time I'm on Jeapordy. Very interesting. 1969. Wow.

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  9. They only made that to be as cool as Crank 2, lol.

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  10. this will revolutionize human life span

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  11. Fuck. That fake heart is ugly. :P

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  12. I am scared of the prospects of artificial organs. Just think, the hearts will cost like 100k, and not everyone can afford one. But, since they are not based on any blood type, they can be universally used. So people will start trying to acquire these organs by other means. Though people will try to justify it, it is just another way for black market members to make a quick buck.

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  13. oh my good what is this?:O very interesting

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  14. JESUS FUCK

    It looks like a crab. They want to put a heart crab in people's chests. HAS NO ONE WATCHED ALIEN LATELY.

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  15. wow, this looks creepy, can´t believe someone survived with this even one day...

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  16. crazy stuff, the future is now

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  17. I would not want that in my body

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