Could Artificial Hearts Become Reality?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 798 , Segment 5
Episode: Net Neutrality, Too Much Beef, Don't Swat that Fruit Fly. Say "Thanks"
- Apr 25, 2018 11:00 pm
- 14:02 mins
Guest: Dr. Sanjiv Kaul, MD, Director of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Oregan Health and Science University There are almost 4,000 people in the U.S. currently waiting for a heart transplant, but only about 3,400 human donor hearts were transplanted in 2017. That leaves hundreds of people without a good option: the only artificial heart currently available is just a temporary fix until a donor organ – hopefully – is found. Oregon Health and Science University is working on developing an artificial heart that could stay in the patient permanently. If they succeed, it’ll be a first.