Monday, March 13, 2006

Mechanical Heart: A reality! Ivanhoe interview of Lucile Packard Doctor in Palo Alto

[Click on Title for link to original article]

Titled the "Berlin Heart", this amazing mechanical contraption is providing real service - the sustenance of life!

Incidentally, the FDA which has been quick to approve very suspicous drugs in the past has not approved this device so far. The one patient using this device in the United States had a lot of paperwork surrounding these efforts - something she wont realize for long, being a very young child.

Hopefully, such devices get recognition, as their utility and value is quite high. It would be interesting to follow up and find out what happens to the mechanical heart device industry.

To find out more about the Berlin Heart:

There is also an original German website.

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