quote: I do wonder if there are spiritual implications of having no heart. Has there been any comparative studies between people with only an artificial heart and in comparison to those who've had other types of heart surgery?
quote: I can't see any reason why the motor or motors couldn't be pulsed to replicate the actions of a human heart.
quote: I wonder if this will reduce peak blood pressure. That alone could prolong lives by reducing the chance of aneurysms or other high blood pressure related issues.
quote: If the strength of blood vessel walls works the same way
quote: I wonder how this impacts blood pressure?
quote: Don't you mean between taking breaths of air? Typical resting heart beat in a healthy male is between 40 and 60 beats per minute, that's one every 1-1.5 seconds, too fast to time your shot between heart beats.
quote: Typical resting heart beat in a healthy male is between 40 and 60 beats per minute, that's one every 1-1.5 seconds, too fast to time your shot between heart beats
quote: Clinical death is the medical term for cessation of blood circulation and breathing
quote: and it runs on a small battery that the patient can easily carry on their shoulder.
quote: It is able to fully replace the heart and even provide a continuous flow of blood throughout the body -- all without having to recreate a pulse.