Artificial heart, 2000.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Artificial heart, 2000.

Richardson, Claire

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Hundreds of people die every year because there are not enough human hearts available for transplantation. Mechanical hearts could be the answer and could be available for transplanting by 2005. A human body would not reject an artificial heart because the immune system will not recognise any of its materials. It is powered by rechargeable batteries.



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