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Artificial heart to be sold in Europe

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The artificial heart is made by a French company called Carmat, and is designed for people with end-stage biventricular heart failure. That’s when both of the heart’s ventricles—chambers near the bottom of the heart that pull in and push out blood between the lungs and the rest of the body—are too weak to carry out their function.

It’s been approved as a temporary replacement while patients wait for donor hearts, and is estimated to last about five years.

Carmat’s artificial heart will launch commercially in Germany and France in the second quarter of this year. 

https://singularityhub.com/2021/01/20/this-artificial-heart-will-soon-be-on-the-market-in-europe

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