New Bionic Heart Doesn't Beat and That's Why It Could Revolutionize Transplants

March 11, 2015 7:27 PM

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New Bionic Heart Doesn't Beat and That's Why It Could Revolutionize Transplants

Scientists at the Texas Heart Institute say the perfect bionic heart is within their reach, but it doesn't beat.

The average human heart has to beat 42 million times a year, which means that if it were replaced with a machine with a lot of moving parts, it would quickly wear out, said Dr. William Cohn, chief medical officer of BiVACOR, the company working on the new bionic heart.

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