Health Highlights: March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 12:59 PM

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A new type of artificial heart that propels blood through the body instead of pumping it could offer the first permanent mechanical replacement for people with failing hearts, according to the researchers working on the device.

Because of the heavy workload, an artificial heart that uses many moving parts to pump blood would quickly wear out, Dr. William Cohn, chief medical officer of BiVACOR, told ABC News.

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