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Artificial Heart Chamber And Artificial Blood Vessels Aid Cardiovascular Surgeons

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August 28, 1998
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A research team at Pennsylvania State University is studying the performance and stability of an artificial heart chamber, or artificial blood sac, and its ability to help the heart circulate blood. The devices, which are biocompatible and thus not rejected by the body, could improve and extend the lives of the millions of Americans who have diseased hearts.

BOSTON, Aug. 27--A research team at Pennsylvania State University is studying the performance and stability of an artificial heart chamber, or artificial blood sac, and its ability to help the heart circulate blood. The devices, which are biocompatible and thus not rejected by the body, could improve and extend the lives of the millions of Americans who have diseased hearts, said James Runt, Ph.D., a faculty member in the University's Materials Science and Engineering Department. He described his work here today (Aug. 27) at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The artificial devices are made of a polymer material called polyurethaneurea [polyYURehTHANEyurE-ah].


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