Artificial pump rejuvenates dying hearts & could save thousands of lives

A new study has shown that mechanical devices known as LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Devices) combined with a “cocktail of drugs” can be used to heal the hearts of patients with very severe heart failure.

“The study also highlights the fact that ‘end stage’ heart failure can be reversed and that the heart has the capacity to regenerate itself. It therefore stimulates the search for other strategies and more therapeutic targets in this expanding field of regenerative therapy.”

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One Response to Artificial pump rejuvenates dying hearts & could save thousands of lives

  1. […] student recovers heart function after needing two heart pumps Some of you might remember a posting from last November about how artificial heart pumps can be used to rejuvenate dying hearts.  It turns out that the […]

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