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In the headlines: Carmat’s artificial heart, designed by Professor Alain Carpentier
Every year in the world, 100’000 people are waiting for a transplant, but only 5’500 of them receive one, due to a lack of donors.
Cardiac prostheses already exist, but they are temporary devices, allowing patients to survive while waiting for a transplant. For the first time, a self-contained artificial heart that can be installed in a patient for life will be marketed.
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