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Confidence remains after artificial heart patient dies

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March 4, 2014
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French Health Minister Marisol Touraine says she remains confident in all medical professionals, following news a man died two and a half months after receiving an artificial heart made by French firm Carmat. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP


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FORA.tv (Jan. 24, 2013) — Wonderfest discusses the complexity of human overconfidence and the frailty of knowledge. While self-confidence is a prized human attribute, too much confidence can be obnoxious, pernicious, and even deadly. This audience-participation talk will present a simple 10-question quiz to measure an important aspect of individual self-confidence. With analysis and discussion of these measurements, audience members will be better able to calibrate properly their personal levels of self-confidence. The ultimate goal will be a "healthier skepticism" toward one's own depth of knowledge about the world. Presented in collaboration with the Bay Area Skeptics.
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First Artificial Human Heart Transplant Performed in France

First Artificial Human Heart Transplant Performed in France

Newsy (Dec. 22, 2013) — Surgeons in France have implanted a patient with a new heart designed to be a long-term artificial replacement for the human organ.
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3-D Hearts: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

3-D Hearts: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

Ivanhoe (Oct. 17, 2013) — Stents, balloons, artificial valves; there are more life-saving heart devices than ever, but a new discovery is taking cardiovascular innovations to the next level. Now, scientists have created a 3-D heart that’s one-of-a-kind.
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Dialysis Patients Hopeful for Artificial Kidney

Dialysis Patients Hopeful for Artificial Kidney

AP (Aug. 2, 2013) — Researchers are developing an artificial kidney that would be implanted in a patient. The wallet-size device could dramatically improve life for people who rely on dialysis to cope with kidney disease.
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